Friday, April 25, 2014

Novel almost 2/3 Completed!

After almost seven months and tons of blood, sweat, and tears I'm finally coming to the conclusion of my second novel. I cant believe it has taken me twice as long as my first one, but that is sometimes how life goes. Even though there is definitely still a little ways to go with it, the progress I have made with it is tremendous, indeed. Aside from the beauty of creation itself, I feel the elation to stare at something you create with nothing more than your imagination and your drive to succeed as the main source of fuel for it is purely ecstatic. After I have completed it, then comes the timely task of copyrighting both of my novels, an absolute necessity. I could spend hours of how especially vulnerable writers can be if they fail to take those certain precautions. Once those tasks are indeed complete, will come the inevitable question that always fills my head after every book I write: What happens next?

Friday, April 18, 2014

Attending a writer's group

Had the pleasure of attending a writer's group recently. I must say, that I often find the company of fellow writers rather stimulating, even if a lot of them don't share my extreme tastes. I appreciate how  knowledgable they are about a vast array of different subjects, and how their passion for their craft can rival even my own. I was able to read one of my stories to them and the response I was given was truly inspiring. Considering that each of them was a voracious reader as well as being a writer, I was more than happy to oblige them with my twisted tales of darkness. Perhaps on our next encounter they will be hungry for more. If only the rest of the world would follow suit

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Staying in the present moment

Time has not been something I have had in droves as of the late. I started working full time about five months ago, still spend every waking moment I have on my novel, and I recently joined a writers group that I meet with quite sporadically. The fact that life moves so fast when your busy
Simply amazes me. Been thinking about a new short story I'm probably gonna work on when my novel is complete, but I don't want to get too far ahead of myself. Tricky as it sometimes can be, I do my best to stay in the present moment. That way, I feel the quality of my work is at its best. Far too many times I have seen would be writers attempt too many things at once and whatever final product they were working on gets diminished. I guess I must remember the virtue of patience.