Input

I have written and self published 25 books. Why am I having trouble?

I am wondering if it is because I have so much input now on social media, book club, myself, etc. Probably, I am overthinking it.

I have reached 13000 words on the sixth book in my sci-fi series.

And, am planning on redoing The Lost Branch vol. One…apparently my twenty year gap is an issue to my readers. Sorry, just didn’t have filler. I will find some.

After that, I may write on another part of my family.

More later

Success

In writing I feel success is a matter of perspective.

I had a great book signing today in Sultan. The owner, myself and another author sat around and chatted. I learned a lot about both of them. I listened to the rain and hail.

The owner bought some books and I drove home feeling glad to still have my studded tires on.

Tomorrow is another day.

Part of the job

Writing is only part of the job. Besides writing I answer questions if I can. A simple suggestion is probably all they need.

I also have learned from others.

In between other things, I write. Book 26 is coming along nicely. I am trying to add new twists to prevent boredom.

Also, set up two book signings and keep moving on.

Writing Life

I think it would be easier if I had a mate to share chores. However, I don’t do well being bossed around.

February finds me writing at a better rate. Taxes are done, but not back.

Short story times two, but not satisfied with either. Query letter sent. Sixth in sci-fi series at 5500 plus words to date and going well. Already mentally preping for next book in 2500 Fruitdale Dr. Series.

Book signing in Sultan at their bookstore on 2/29 at 2pm to 4.

Party here for Academy Awards on Sunday.

Lastly, applied to Authors Guild, just saying.

Event

Leap year this year. Lucked out with a booksigning on 2/29 at Sultan’s book store from 2 – 4. Stuck in traffic? Stop by for a book reading, coffee and snacks.

Why do I write?

I am often asked this. I started in 2003. I was still working with a husband and two boys, a grown daughter and a new granddaughter.

I started with Sci-fi because I read mostly this genre. I wanted to write since school but the excuses got in my way, and I had many. 1. Laptop and 2. Decided that a novel is nothing more than a bunch of short stories on the same subject. ie, chapters.

My first book is post apocalyptic and the main character reads a short story that I wrote in high school. Many have commented on this.

I am back to this series and am writing book six.

Writing through all

I continue writing on vol. 6 of my sci-fi series,but Holidays and taxes are calling my time. On the plus side, I am home while it snows.

Projecting life on a recently teraformed plant is my current quandary. With my friend, Banky’s comment in my mind, I always try to make thing realistic. He says my writing is like it really could happen. Now I feel cursed if I make it bizzare.

I want to write another serial killer book also. I just might.

I used to picture Anne McCaffrey with a room full of writers putting out so many books. Now, I know a little about writing multiple books at once.

Drive safely this winter.

Book six started

I have reread book five of my sci-fi series and a major rewrite of my beginning of book six yesterday. Today I continued theme plot line. Tomorrow I will take time to decide who is on this quest and how many vessels. Complicated, I know but it should be worth it.

Egotistically, I like book five. I did re edit and may again with an eventual republishing.

Peace