I’m sad to say that I feel I have become a terrible blogger. I know I really ought to be more active on here, but truth be told I have been busy working on my first full length manuscript which I am hoping will be out for sale sometime in the beginning of the New year. I have also been compiling a book of my poems, which will be released on kindle very soon. Some of which can be seen on here, but soon you will be able to own your very own copy, should you so desire. As soon as this book is available I will let you know.
I’ve been learning so much about my writing over the last six months; spending time with my characters, getting to know their strong points as well as their weaknesses. I have to admit this manuscript has taken me by storm. I am really enjoying writing it and developing the world that my characters interact in. I have more material than I ever dreamed I would and as a result there will be a series of books to follow the first one.
Lilia is my main inspiration for this first book. Her voice was strong from the beginning and I just had to get her down on paper. Her family have now become very active forces in my imagination, planting their supernatural butts firmly on comfy seats and whispering their stories to me. I have to say they don’t always speak individually, I often hear them nattering away all at once and I can’t get it all down fast enough.
I have found the hardest thing while writing is making sure I keep the momentum going the next day. I often spend hours writing happily away only to get up the next morning, (or rather afternoon, since I tend to work through the night), and find myself doing other things rather than parking my bum down in my seat and writing. It’s not that I don’t want to write, on the contrary, I just lack the discipline. It’s often hard to motivate myself to work when I don’t have a boss hanging over me to tell me they need my work done now, now, now…… But I am learning. I feel that the more I practice the easier the self discipline comes. I know that as soon as I sit down to write I will enjoy it, I just need to start, and that is always the hardest part. Once I begin I can hear my characters vying for my attention. Don’t get me wrong it’s not all wondrous and delightful; I have my days where I am ready to give up. But I am lucky to have a wonderful support team behind me in the form of my partner, practically hubby, and my parents. So now it just falls down to me to keep on writing and get my first book out there.
Until then, here’s a sneak peak of the cover for my collection of poems due out on Kindle very soon. The background image used on the front cover of this ebook is an edited version of supermoon by Barbara Eckstein, available under a Creative CommonsAttribution license – (CC BY 2.0).