Hello again readers! Welcome back to another episode of the ongoing ramblings of the Writing Fisherman!
As most of you know, a few weeks back I celebrated the completion of my first novel, Nine Mile Bridge. Since then I’ve been looking at hundreds upon of cover design ideas while my book is being beta read and going through the editing process. Hopefully by the time I get it back to make the necessary changes, I’ll have my cover ready and I can move forward to publication. This I plan to have before the end of the year!
I’ve also spent some time fleshing out my next novel. Actually I’m mapping out my next three as it is a series! I have my beginning plot, the initial characters, the story for each book and an over-arching plot for these first three books. With any luck, this series will be successful enough that I can move forward with the next three and perhaps another three after that. I want to move on to something else in between trilogies for a one off then come back to it. If it’s not doing well I’ll wrap it up in book four and move on. At least that’s the plan.
So far so good. I’m doing NaNoWriMo to kick off this first novel and what’s amazing to me is how easy it’s been to write now that I’ve completed my first.
Writing friends have told me it gets easier after the first and for me that’s certainly the case. Also having started using Scrivener has been a huge help with productivity. I’ve got both the pc version and the app for my phone. They are linked via Dropbox so I️ can continue writing during breaks at work or out shopping with my wife. As Ryan Pelton says, “Writing in the cracks of your life.” By the way, I’m thoroughly enjoying using the app! I worried about writing on such a smaller screen but all the necessary keys are strategically placed for easy use and I’ve found it actually helps with writing in short bursts of a couple hundred words. I love it!
Ever the glutton for punishment because I’m apparently not busy enough with two jobs, writing, plus a very busy family man and grandfather, I’m planning yet another creative venture for the near future. I️ can’t go into it
much at this moment but I️ digress, I’m very excited and I’ll be sure to fill you in as soon as possible. Hopefully very soon!
No new fishing trips lately for this Writing Fisherman. I’ve been much more of the writer than the fisherman for a while now and with the cold weather setting in I️ imagine that’ll be the case to finish out the year. But that’s okay. Eyes on the prize right? I’m keeping my nose to grindstone with the belief that my hard work will pay dividends starting next year including time to fish!
Be well everyone and I’ll be back again soon!