This is a reminder that the first Indie Showcase will be live this Thursday, May 31st. In the weeks that follow, indie authors will be taking over the site every Thursday to post about whatever they like. See the original post HERE
As today is a bank holiday in England, I’ve not got a huge post to take up your time. I’ve been away for a few days, seeing my family, writing and posting this was not a priority.
In case you hadn’t noticed, there’s been a change of emphasis in my writing life just lately. Since the new year, after my marathon writing effort in 2017, I’ve been struggling to write anything apart from blog posts and short pieces. Maybe its writer’s block? I prefer to think that; like me, the voices in my head have also gone on a break.
In the great scheme of things, I suppose that it doesn’t matter much, I have two complete novels ready to be edited and three half-finished ones as well, but whereas in the past I’ve just changed my project if I’ve hit a slump, this time it feels a bit more serious. I’ve spent time gazing at the screen and willing words to come, re-reading my part completed work, hoping for inspiration.
I’m not used to having nothing to say, hopefully, it’s only temporary and I can soon resume the adventures that are in progress. Maybe I’ll even start on something completely different, perhaps a change of topic or a random idea will help me to get going again. I’m sure that, wherever it comes from, there’s plenty more to come.
In the meantime, I’ve started trying to catch up on my T.B.R. pile and doing a bit of reviewing. I’ve also been busy with The Indie Showcase, getting the submissions formatted and scheduled. I’ve got quite a few people lined up, provided they submit their work on time I should be able to post one Showcase a week. There’s no topic, no list of questions, you can say what you like, tell us about yourself, your writing or what’s on your mind (within reason). If you’re reading this and want to contribute, please let me know.
I’ve recently joined a beta readers group and am critiquing new writing from a variety of sources. As I said last week, there is some real talent out there, it’s very rare to find something that isn’t worth reading.
And I’ve stopped shouting “buy my book” at every opportunity. Although I’d still like you to (Obvs), I’ve realised just how annoying it must have been. So now I will only whisper it, occasionally.
Incidentally, my FREE novel has just passed 3,000 downloads, that doesn’t count as shouting “buy my book” because its free, right?