The Benefits of Done

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!

img_3753I’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.

Finishing a chapter in the Doc’s waiting room!

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

Enjoy the show!

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!


About Jason A. Meuschke

A native Missourian and US Air Force Veteran, Jason also hosts a weekly podcast while making time to write anywhere in between. Any success he attributes to his best friend and wife, Holli (also USAF retired). "She's my biggest supporter!" Together they've raised four children and have been blessed with four grandchildren so far. When Jason isn't working or writing, he's usually found at the lake. As an avid bass fisherman he regularly encourages others to enjoy the outdoors more often. He dreams to one day have a writing career successful enough to let him fish more often. Follow Jason here or on Facebook at Author Jason A. Meuschke to read his occasional blogs of whatever may be on his mind. His books are available on Amazon and don't forget to subscribe to his show, The Sample Chapter Podcast! It is a weekly show where he interviews other authors before they read a sample chapter from one of their books. The Sample Chapter Podcast is available on iTunes, Google Play or anywhere you like to listen.
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8 Responses to The Benefits of Done

  1. J.W. Martin says:

    I love Scrivener. Before I got into it, I used to think ‘it can’t be that good. Word does everything I need it to.’ But it’s just one of those things that you don’t know you’re missing until you try it out.

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  2. Thanks for the update. Looking forward to reading the first book. Happy writing!


  3. Sophie Li says:

    Hello Jason,
    Congrats on finishing your first novel! Hope Nanowrimo went well 🙂
    I also use Scrivener and absolutely can’t go without this program.

    Liked by 1 person

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