Trying to get started on book 3.

So it’s been about a month and a half since book 2 came out and I’ve been procrastinating starting book 3 because I feel like this plot line is going to be harder to deal with. Much more is going to happen and I don’t even know which direction I want to go in.

I’m usually not the type to make outlines or notes really but I think I’m going to have to with this book. Just to keep everything straight. I kind of rushed my last book and I don’t want to do that with this one.

What do you guys do when writing? Do you write freely as it comes? Do you make outlines and notes? Do you write specific scenes first then fill in the rest later? What’s your writing style?


3,000 Words Written!

Hi all! Well, I just sat down to do some writing, thinking “Okay, I have to get this book done! People are waiting for me!” So I sat down and ended up writing a whopping 3,000 words! I’m not sure if I have ever done that. It feels awesome! If only I could do that every day, this book would be finished in no time!

So other than that awesomeness, sales for my first book have dropped which is why I’m stepping up my game to get the second one out. I’ve lowered the price to 99 cents but it hasn’t helped. It’s okay thought. Know why?

Because I wrote 3,000 words today! Lol

So, what’s the most words you’ve ever written at one sitting?

The second book in a series

So, I’m working on my second book in the series and it’s much harder than writing the first book. Mainly because I have to go back and check things to see if it follows into the second book. I already messed up once and I’ll have to go back and change things.

I also want this book to be even better and I have people already asking for it so there’s a bit of pressure now. Of course, it’s welcomed pressure. But I don’t think I’ll have my book done by the time I thought I would which makes me sad. Then again, I haven’t been working on it as much as I should have so I can only blame myself.

I hope everyone else is having a fantastic day 🙂

Gotta Get The Creative Juices Flowing

During the summer of my 18th year, I would take my basketball and travel down the road to the parking lot of a church that held a basketball goal. No one else was ever there (small town) and I could shoot hoops to my heart’s content. I enjoyed doing this because while I did that, I could freely think about my book. It wasn’t like I was sitting in a chair, staring at a screen trying to think. I enjoyed being active while I thought up new scenarios and shooting hoops didn’t take much concentration.

Over the years, I’ve really missed that and sometimes when I get writer’s block, I just want to search out a basketball court. Where I live now, it’s hard to find one that’s not occupied all the time so I haven’t been able to find a way to get my creative juices flowing.

But this past weekend, I signed up with a gym that has a basketball court and this morning I went there and shot hoops for almost an hour because I was the only one there. And it worked. I was able to think up the next part of my book. So, here’s hoping the rest of my book will speed by because I’m going to be visiting that gym often.

What do you do to get your creative juices flowing?