Actually, it’s been only a few months. Less. But it feels like a year or two. And sadly, I’m not writing here to say that I’m back. Rather, it’s to let you all know what I’m doing.
I’m writing a Web Novel. You may also think of it as a web serial, or a novella written in small, 1,000-4,000 word doses that I post every Tuesday and Saturday. The genre is Fantasy and the name of the story is The Wandering Inn.
I won’t do much advertising here. I’ll just leave a link and a picture that has nothing to do with the actual plot of the story. This is just a picture with Pirate and her friends having a party for old time’s sake.
But if you’re interested in seeing what I have to write, check it out sometime. Right now I’m only 4 installments in, but hopefully I’ll keep adding to the story for a long while.
…I mean, I’ve written two novels now. How hard can it be to write another? Writing is weird.
Some people aren’t that helpful in a crisis. Also, I’m just not sure if I’m cut out to be a poet. William Faulkner once said a failed poet is a short story writer and failing that, you become a novelist. If I fail at being a novelist, do I go on Twitter? Maybe a failed novelist is a blogger.
Has anyone noticed a certain lack of cohesion or detail in recent pictures? I feel like my job which exhausts me takes a toll on all things, including my ability to be creative, funny, and draw.
Coming back from work I can safely drive, think, even shop for an hour or two. But when I’m back in my home I literally crash. I’ve talked about it before, but the worst part about being that tired from work is that it affects my ability to write and draw. Now, being tired is one thing but affecting my writing? Unforgivable.
Still, one must work to eat and eat to live so you can continue to write. I just need more sleep so I stop dreaming of freaky alarm-clock monsters. If one attacked me now, why, I’d be so tired…I’d probably still smash it into the ground to vent my excess fury.
I can’t stop making book-related pictures. Somebody stop me!
…Besides that, I’m grateful people have started leaving reviews on Amazon! I’m impressed — some people must read pretty fast or have more time on their hands to get through the book so quickly.
Myself, I can’t read nearly as much as I want to. Between work and ironically, writing, my reading time has been cut down to almost nothing. I also need to start reading the Game of Thrones series since I hear it’s amazing. I’ll also take notes on how to write epic stuff.
About genres. I call Pirate’s Story a Young Adult story, but there are heavier themes inside of it. And nicer things, but who cares about them?
My point is: I chose Young Adult because I feel Middle Grade might be too young for some of the themes. Well, then again, I do remember reading GRENDEL by John Gardner when I was fifteen. Maybe not the best idea.
I’ll try not to harp on about the same topic, but the novel’s my big focus right now, and I draw what happens in my life. I hear one effective tactic for self-published authors is to sell their books very cheaply, or for free in order to raise popularity.
My thought on that was to write the short stories (they take time to revise and edit, alright?), as a free sample of my writing people can enjoy. I thought about promoting my book for free at first, but I don’t have a sense of how many people would be interested either way.
On that note, I can tell people are buying the novel…or at least one person is. Without reviews it’s hard to tell, and Amazon will only let me know how many books were sold after a week, so until then I live in suspense! Back to drawing, promoting, and sleeping!
PS: To anyone patient enough to read down this far, do let me know whether I write too much. If you read my book (shameless plug), you can tell I can expound on subjects with verbose commentary for quite some time, but I try not to overwhelm people with text on my blog posts. Like now, for instance.