All though I have written for years. Having a published book is a crazy thing. There are so many things we do not know going into the industry. For one it’s not just writing a book. It’s finding an editor and believe me there are a lot of wrong’s that don’t make it right. Then you have to make decisions on cover art and logo’s and formatting. The spacing can be a toss up depending on if you have had a cocktail or two.
I mean does font really matter that much to a reader? These things have kept me up at night, I know . . I know . . I should just pick one and see what happens.
When I started this blog over a year ago, I thought “Oh, yes. I will reach hundreds of readers.” Wrong LOL
Once you realize that isn’t the case, you tend to let it fall to the weigh-side. I’m revisiting the idea of my blog. Not to reach hundreds of people,but perhaps a few that have the same interest and ideas of the writing world as I do.
Maybe if we are lucky, we will find a few people just like ourselves. So, if you decide to follow along, I hope you enjoy what I have to say and you visit me often.
Things have been really calm around the house as of late. But last night I actually heard voices. This wouldn’t be anything to cause alarm except I live alone. The TV was off. As I swapped out laundry(you know from the washer to the dryer) there it was. Playful laughter and voices in the living room.
Most people would freak the fuck out, me I just went about my business. The only thing I can figure that has stirred this up is that I am cleaning out closets etc. and they like(who ever they are) looking at everything I am packing up.
Its been about a month since my bedroom door clicked open and then closed. If you think I jest I don’t my son who’s 28 hates staying in my house LOL My daughters ex wouldn’t stay after having horrible nightmares where he swears he was awake and a little girl tried eating his stomach. S o there you have it folks weird things do happen.
So it’s just me out here in blog land. I can’t seem to reach people so I can write about whatever I find interesting. The time and effort it takes to put a book together is overwhelming to say the least. The best you can hope for is that one person will love it and ten more will like it. I am going with the same attitude I have used in my salon business. which is the best and worst advertisement is word of mouth. You know what I mean One person tells three people and they tell three more each.It may work and then I could also be an epic fail.
You must remember that your first book is your launch pad. You won’t be able to quit your day job on it. Mostly family and friends will buy your first book. Either out of loyalty or love,then there will be those who want it but do not want to purchase it.
Your launch pad will help you learn so many of the ends and outs of the book world. If you come out of book one and still want it then push on to book two and preserver like the rest of us.
Remember we are all in the trenches one way or the other.
The writer in me wants to scream most days. Why can’t it be as simple as just writing down your story and having it develop before your eyes.
Oh to be so simple. When I began writing years ago it was to ease my racing mind. Then a year and a half ago I decided to write seriously and publish my first book. Thats when all the real excitement started. no one told me all the hoops I would have to jump through.
I have learned there are many steps that go into it before you ever get to the publication part. Things like editing, spacing, formatting oh and those dreaded footers and headers. All I wanted to do was write.
If you are new to writing you may want to beware of all the extra things you will need to be ready for. Like deciding your cover art. My suggestion to you is to create a team of people that can help you, This makes things a little easier if you are like me and just starting out on this type of journey. For one I never took a writing class in my life,I didn’t pay attention in English or spelling. So let’s say many years after my informative school years I decided that writing was something I wanted to do.My suggestion to you . . . Get a book that breaks down the process step by step that way there are no surprises.
How about this: Step 1- find a writers/authors guild that will help you start your process of right. If you don’t have one or cant find one then I guess you could stay tunes because my next few posts will be all about what you have to do.
Sometimes we have that feeling of being lost in the woods. Well I don’t know about you but I wouldn’t want to be lost in the Hoia forest in Romania.
Outside the city of Cluj-Napoca near Transylvania is a forest that is known for unusual sightings. Pictures of UFO’s have been taken. Disembodied screams heard. Visitors have come away with Unexplainable rashes,scratches and burns.
Deep within the forest there is a perfect circle where nothing grows. Could this be an area such as the Bermuda triangle? that’s what the locals call it.
The trees seem to grow in odd directions. this could be they are simple growing toward what little light escapes the thick canopy. All the same they appear to be in movement or even dancing.
What makes us want so badly to find something there and at the same time find nothing. Is it the intense feelings of apprehension that pushes us forward or just the adrenaline rush.
Well my parents never said stay out of the woods, so that lesson doesn’t apply to me. I would take that walk in those woods just to have the experince would you?