I want to give a HUGE shout out to @fast_winger for doing this incredible drawing of me for my Birthday Yesterday… You are a shining star.
For the last 2 months, I have only been writing, blog posts. It is comfortable not a lot of pressure, immediate feedback sometimes, good stuff.
But, in that time I have put my novel on the back burner. 3 months ago I began writing an incredible tale of a man that writes a book that brings him everything he could ever want, only when I got 61,000 words in the first month, I began doing author interviews.
I had no idea what would spring from this unbelievable, magnificent accident. It was all things that happened on a Whim. Seriously, I even put out a poll on Twitter that asked would anyone watch me tell jokes if I started a YouTube channel. Honestly, I was trying to get attention.
I had just released my first Novel and had no clue how to market it. I still don’t but I know more now which is great. So, after I got some positive responses I went ahead with the channel and decided to read my first book Dead Heart an Origin story on the channel.
- Because I love the story…
- Because no one else was reading it.
So, i went ahead and did that. It got watched by like, oh 20 people maybe. I was hardly a success, but I did discover that I loved being silly on camera and that my fear of being on camera quickly disappeared.
Then one night I was busy beating my head against a wall chasing everyone down to read my books when I thought- “This freaking sucks, how does anyone get heard over all the voices in a sea of Authors.
And then an Idea formed, how can I help other people sell their books since I cannot sell mine. I thought, well I have this incredibly successful YouTube channel with 7 subscribers, I should have authors on and talk to them about there books for the whole world to see. Yes, the whole world does watch my show. Who are you, the Census Bureau.
I then put out a tweet that will live in infamy, as I scheduled 40 + interviews off that one tweet. And the rest, as they say, is history. I am now a famous, globe trotter.
Seriously though the point is it came out of writing, it came from writing and it was a small silly idea that I ran with and is now in the process of taking off.
I say all that to say this, the time I have spent off from writing my book I have learned exactly what I needed to learn. I learned how to finish it. Not in like a just keep writing kind of way but in a “Oh now I understand where my character was headed all along” sort of way.
Life is funny like that. It teaches you that, the story is always there waiting to be written, but sometimes it needs to be lived first.
Anyway- Poop… Hahaha