At the time of my last post I was frustrated as hell. I took a step back and stopped writing completely for the entire weekend. Instead, I focused on other indie author things. I wrote YouTube video ideas, I posted to Instagram and Tiktok, I even went and got my nails done. I did some graphic design stuff, which I will get into at a later date, and I just chilled.
By Monday morning, I was staring at my tablet. I didn’t have an itch to write, but I knew, if I didn’t do something soon, there was a chance that it would become hard and harder for me to pick back up. So I started working on another story that I’ve yet to share. When I write, if I can’t get into a groove, I bounce all over. I write what I want to write. Then I come back later, connecting the pieces together. This has been working for me very well. The problem is, the story that I was working on? Well, the piece I was working on became it’s own book. It’s connected to the first part of the story, but I just kept writing until I was at ninety thousand words.
That is enough words that I can edit, play around, and still have an entire story. So that is book two (possibly three?) of a three book (possibly four?) series.
Back to Monday, I decided that I need to work on the first part of the story. So I did. I got some chapters written. I’m pleased at how it is going there. I was able to begin the bridge to another chunk of the story I’d written.
Lately, I haven’t been able to sleep through the night. Part of it is the weather changing. Another part is anxiety. When that happens, I immediately reach for my phone. Not for social media however. I go through and edit parts of stories that I have. At least, I comment the edits, I don’t actually do them until I am in front of a computer. Editing on a phone in the middle of the night is difficult. Sometimes, I do that for an hour, then go back to sleep. Sometimes there is no going back to sleep. Last night was one of those nights. I woke up at 4:30 in the morning. My alarm doesn’t go off until 6:45. I’m not going to be the most alert person this evening, but that’s okay.
Tonight, I need to fill out the survey for the cover editor for book two. Book one’s cover is already completed and will revealed in December. If you are dying of curiosity, join the Discord Community. They will be the first ones to see the cover for Fall: A Year of Change.