My page count was originally 392 pages in my word document. After some major formatting changes, and some editing, I now have a much bigger book! My page count has increased considerably - 521 pages! How on earth did I write that much? So far only 75 pages to Crossroads, I better get cracking!
Done, dusted, over, finished, complete, through, kaput... the end!
I will not edit this book any longer! I have eye-strain, a headache and a very sore neck. I have totally lost confidence in every word I have written. I am worried that no one will like a single word of it. I have spent days and days going over and over and over 'Finding My Way' and I cannot take any more!
Mistakes or not, I am going to publish this damn thing I have spent the better part of ten months writing. And I am going to try to remember - it doesn't matter if nobody buys it, it doesn't matter if they do and they hate it. At the end of the day I DID IT! I WROTE A BOOK! And I am proud of that accomplishment. And as much as getting this rant out has helped my mood, I find comfort in the fact that nobody will probably ever read this either!
Now all I need is a new book cover, because I hate the one I made too...
So after some much needed advice from fellow indie authors I have decided to print my book! Finding My Way will be a paperback as well as an eBook. There is a lot more involved in printing, as I am sure you can imagine. I have been working endlessly on the format of the book and I think I'm almost ready. I am also in the process of getting a professionally done cover made up which is truly exciting! Fingers crossed I can still make the June 26 release date.
I love music! It can set your mood, bring back memories, get you moving, help you relax... I am really passionate about it and I like a variety of styles.
When writing I find a lot of inspiration from music. There are quite a few songs featured in Finding My Way and I think that it adds to the book.
Quite often when reading I find that if the author mentions a song I am compelled to play that song while reading that scene. To me, music and stories go hand in hand. Just like when watching a movie, the soundtrack can really help to set the tone, invoke emotions and just make the story better.
So I have playlists of songs for each of my books. They are constantly updated as I write. They consist of songs that are either mentioned in the book, imagined by me as playing in the background in a particular scene or else they just provided me with inspiration when writing.
Hey there, this is my first ever blog post ever. So here goes:
I have been secretly writing for a while now and somehow I managed to write a complete novel! Yay me! Now don't get too excited because it may not be that good, it may not be to your taste, and you may think that it is garbage. However I am hoping that you will like it. It means a lot to me and I like it, so there's that. Anyway, I will be publishing it as an eBook sometime in June and I hope that you will check it out and maybe not hate it.
My book is called Finding My Way. It is about a group of Aussie twenty-somethings who are all heading in different directions and trying to find their way in life. It is a story about choices, love, friendship and heartbreak (so mainly romance). It is the first in a trilogy, but don't get put off by that, give it a go, it has a conclusion, no cliff-hanging to be had. Plus the other two books are partially written so hopefully you won't have to wait too long to find out what happens with the characters you have grown to love (hint, hint, please love them!).