Wednesday, March 20, 2013

My rules of writing...

I know, I know, I'm trying to break this awful blog slump I've been in. You're going to have to suffer through some lame rambling posts for a while.

Wait...that's all I ever write! they are, my rules of writing.

1.) Write when you're feeling inspired.

2.) Write the kind of book you enjoy reading.

3.) Not feeling inspired? WRITE ANYWAY!

4.) Write even if it sucks. You can edit out suck later.

5.) Eventually someone will tell your book sucks anyway, despite your best intentions to edit the suck out of it. Tell them to suck it.

6.) Discouraged? Shut up and write anyway!

Yeah, that sounds about right. Errr...write!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Pop quiz...

Out of a three book series, which is the hardest to write?

A.) The first
B.) The second
C.) The third and final


Answer D!!!

It's not writer's block, I swear. I've just lost my writer mojo. Or maybe I never had any to begin with.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Where am I? Where are you?

I'm on hiatus. Well, not really. I think I really, really needed a break from writerly stuff after the last push to get FS out. Even after it was out, I kept re-reading and fixing things. I think I found a few missing words and fixed those. Ah, that makes me rage. I hate mistakes. I hope everyone who reads the book, and notices a little something off here and there realizes that I literally proofread it fifty times. Alas, sometimes perfection is out of my reach.

Anyway, so after this past weekend, and finally approving my print copy, I told Matthew I was going to take a week of from writing stuff (aside from begging people for reviews) he agreed that this was a good idea. I'm sure this will totally surprise you (NOT!) but I get really neurotic and insane when it comes to my writing, especially in the final throes of publishing.

So I took my week off. Well, not really. Instead I got SICK AGAIN! So I've been nursing a cold/cough combo once again. Make that a forced hiatus from writing then.

Hopefully I'll be back to 100% soon. And by this weekend. BECAUSE IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!

In other news, the books are both doing well. I'm actually selling a few copies of LE outright, which makes me happy. The list of people on Goodreads who have marked it as "to-read" is growing longer. Actually I just caught this little tidbit from someone who is reading it now. "Well, I am hooked. It's good, people. I think I may be coming out of my reading slump!" I love it. And yes, I totally stalk everyone on Goodreads. No shame.