As many of us write as a side hustle, we have to find a time where we can, to write. When you are trying to squeeze all your writing into a couple of hours, it is essential to work smart. Working smart means do as much as you can in the time you have. these five tips will help you accomplish this.
The steps to complete and publish a novel. This is not only an update on my writing but an opportunity for me to share some of the thoughts and feelings I had. Previously, I have written a children’s book. This is, however, the first adult novel I have written. I would describe it as a mix of genre’s, crime and horror
To make productive use of my time in isolation I thought I would set myself a challenge. Having been an avid Game of Thrones fan, I wanted to read the books. What better time to do it than when I had time on my hands? My only concern is that not all the books have been released, yet. I join now with all the other voices that want George R R Martin to hurry up and finish. Although I will cut him some slack because what he has written is a masterpiece. Recently I have been lucky enough to work with an amazing fantasy writer, Jack Mulcahy. I urge you to check out his short stories. These are only the start of a brilliant novel he has written. Look out for his work as he is the next big thing. Oren Cohen is another Medium writer who has a talent at fantasy writing. I was lucky enough to be involved in his fantasy course this month. I can’t tell you how much I learnt, even as someone who doesn’t consistently write fantasy. Keep an eye on his profile for release of the course, it is well worth doing. I’m in owe of fantasy writers.
Throughout my writing career, I have been lucky to have some brilliant support. I have had my fair share of people who have gone out of their way to support me. I have to start by saying I appreciate every one of you. The majority of the writing community is supportive and understanding. The biggest unexpected advantage of writing was the community. However, there are always some that spoil the environment. You know the writers, those that only want you to read their work and offer nothing in return. Ultimately, these are the writers who will suffer. Here are the three things that always make me want to block a writer.
Criticism can be hurtful we all deal with it in different ways, ensure you don’t ruin a writers day. Last week, I had a day from hell. I was trying to complete my manuscript, whilst keeping my posting schedule on track. I committed the sin of publishing a post that I hadn’t checked completely. We have all done the same. I am here to tell you that it is okay to be upset by criticism.
Then one Saturday morning an email appeared in my inbox that made my heart sing. A publishing company loved my novel, but would I consider extending the word count. As a writer think about the feeling of getting a yes from a publisher. You can imagine how happy I was.