Friday, February 14, 2014

Writing Full-Time


To all those authors who are able to write full-time, I have one thing to say "lucky you."

There are only a handful that gets to pursue their writing dreams full-time. For others, they're still working a day job and pursuing their literary aspirations.

I'm one of those authors who works another job and even though my job's flexible it can still be tough to write on my books. I try to write at least once a day, even if it’s just a sentence or short paragraph. Although, I have to admit there are days where I’m so consumed with work that I don’t get any writing done.

Weekdays are hard for me to work on my books, but weekends are different. On weekends, I don’t have to worry about my job and I can relax and devote my attention to my books. So far this has been an effective method and I’ve found I can get more work finished.

I’d love to write full-time, unfortunately at the moment it’s not possible. But I’m not going to give up on my dream, I’m going to continue writing and maybe one day I’ll be able to become a full-time author.


Monday, December 30, 2013

So Long 2013, Hello 2014


The New Year is just about here and like many people I've been reflecting on how my year went.

2013 was another tough year for me personally. I’ve had to deal with more family problems; even though it’s been an emotional rollercoaster I’ve kept my head up and remained positive. Heading into 2014, I’m hoping things will finally turn around for the better for my family.

While my personal life wasn’t so great, my professional life flourished.

I released the fourth volume in the Westmore series and I got started on volume 5, which I hope to release soon. I also got the rights to my first book Going Home Again back and re-released it through self-publishing.

Now that 2014 is coming, I’ve got a list of writing goals I hope to accomplish.

• Release Westmore volume 5
At the moment I'm aiming for a March date, although it is subject to change.

• Finish my paranormal romance novel.
I've been working on it for a while, but with my other books it got neglected. This year I want to concentrate on it and finally release it.

• Start Westmore volume 6
That's right there's going to be a sixth volume and I hope everybody's ready for more drama.

• Offer Guest Posts and Author Interviews
This is something I've wanted to do for a long time, but with work and other things I haven't had the time. But I do want to help out fellow authors and for anyone interested stay tuned for more information.


Friday, December 20, 2013

Taking a Break From Writing



I don't know about anybody else, but when the holidays roll around I find it difficult to get any work done.

Maybe it’s the stress of the holidays that’s causing it, but for the last couple of weeks I’ve hardly got any work done. I had a goal of trying to finish Westmore 5 by Christmas, now it seems like I won’t be reaching my goal.
 
Although I’m disappointed my goal won’t be accomplished, I realize maybe it’s for the best. My mind’s been clogged lately and I’ve decided to take a break and enjoy the holidays. The time off will help me relax and recharge my batteries. Then when the new year arrives, I’ll be rested and ready to get back to writing.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Re-Release of Going Home Again

It seems like forever since I was last on here, but as a I said in my previous post I've been busy. One of the things I've been up to is re-releasing my first book Going Home Again. My contract with Romance Divine ended earlier this year and I had to make a choice on whether to resign. For a while I’d been thinking about switching my book to self-publishing and the decision was tough, I kept going back and forth on what I should do. After a long process, I finally decided not to renew my contract and self-publish Going Home Again. I began editing and formatting Going Home Again for re-release and a few weeks ago I published it both in e-book and paperback. Sure it seemed like a risky move, but in the end I felt it was the right decision and I had to do what I thought was best.




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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Life of a Writer



You know Hollywood makes the life of a writer seem easy, all they do is stay home all day and write, then they let the money come rolling in.

I’m sure all new writers dream of this scenario, but it’s just a fantasy.

I admit when I started my writing career I was a bit naive and I thought it’d be like in the movies. When I think about it now, I feel like a fool and want to kick myself for acting so silly.

What people don’t realize is that not all writers stay home full-time. A majority of them have day jobs and even though it keeps them busy, they still pursue their writing dreams. Besides writing and editing the manuscript, authors also have to devote time to promotion, which is hard given millions of authors already out there. While some authors are lucky enough, others have to struggle with getting their book noticed and increasing their books sales. 

There's a lot of work that goes into a book and writers have a tough job ahead of them. So for all you aspiring writers out there remember, the life of a writer isn’t easy and be prepared for the long road ahead.