I have been speeding ahead on some projects like my first retail novel is being typed up by a friend to help me concentrate on two other novels, and focus on those. I have been feeling blocked though, and maybe it has something to do with stress from work. I will be getting a few weeks where I work only 2 or three times that should help. I am also going to type up the rough drafts, and write down notes instead of write the draft long hand…
This brings me to the next thought though. I love going on Goodreads to look at new authors to try out. I start reading the reviews, and then I see the one stars making me see how harsh readers are…It makes me cringe when I read how mean the readers are when it comes to the authors work. I look at my own, and I think oh hell this is not any better either. I can almost picture what a reader is going to say about my books…Then I think my work sucks…I think my other stories suck even if I have them polished the best they can be.
I am going to hopefully finish both the killer contract 2 and the second retail novel by the end of next year.
Any thoughts about reader reviews, being our worst critics or tips on pushing through?
I just finished the first retail novel, and it was really fun to write. It took up a whole notebook, and some of my Writing Thoughts notebook. The only thing is I mainly wrote it by long hand, and now I have to type the entire thing up almost which is going to take some time. I love my Film and Literature online class, and the cool thing about it is I am doing a five page paper on the book Dracula, and the movie. I will be taking a Novel Writing class during the fall as well as a Poetry one. I cannot wait, but I am not excited about the math class.
I am going to be working on the second killer novel, and second retail one. I set the first book up for the second. It will have a new character this time dealing with witches, and angels. The main character is an empathy that can sense people’s emotions. I graduate from John Tyler in May, so I am pretty excited about that. Then I will be going into Mass Communications doing print journalism. I have been working a whole lot too, but that means I have been getting less writing done. I perfected my query letter a second time, and I am waiting on feedback for my first novel. I will let people know when the first retail novel will be out since it needs to be edited, and I need a cover for it too. That is really all that I have been doing, and I am taking a four day vacation in July to Dc then Maryland which I have been looking forward to all summer!!
I have been getting impatient with everything lately cause it is such a slow process in writing. Any tips on what to do when you get impatient?