Did Some Writing This Week…

Been falling a bit behind in the writing. I had a huge bout of ‘no one is going to want to read this crap ever’ with the Doctor Who story. But luckily I got some fiverr gigs for writing. Then you see, I had no choice. Forced to be productive with it.

So this week I wrote a 5000 word modernization/reimagining of Oscar Wilde’s amazing Picture of Dorian Gray set in modern day London to impress a client’s lovely girlfriend. I wrote my heart out for him and assume he got lucky. Because the praise I got for the story made me feel like a writer again. Cheers!

After that I got a gig for a 1000 story about a mermaid. It was like everyone loved me. I had just finished reading Jackson Pearce’s brilliant Fathomless (I highly reccommend it!) Which is about…mermaids! The client loved it. My ego loved that he loved it and that led me to…

I am now rewriting/editing a story I wrote years ago about a grandmother/granddaughter reconnecting involving candles and witchcraft and other stuff… Back to chapter 2 of the Doctor Who book tomorrow. 

Really the break in writing stems back to a lack of confidence in my writing. Which is stupid. I know I’m a good writer. But I guess sometimes I forget. There are just loads of sites online that sap confidence with their speeches on how you will never be a famous author. Don’t be like me and read them. Because even if you call BS and move on to another advice page that crap sinks into your subconcious and delays your greatness.

Unless you write ‘your’ when you mean ‘you’re’ because come on!

Day 6: Writing!

Today was a good day to get an idea in the shower and spend all day writing it. Well not all day, I had to go to the bank, didn’t I? The rough draft was just finished 10 minutes ago and already 2 people have volunteered to read it and tell me if its crap. That’s good! I like it. It is rough. Tomorrow night I should be able to edit it into something good once the betas tell me what works and what needs clearing up.

I was looking at Swoon Reads and wondering if it was worth writing a whole romance just to test it out. Apparently it’s like the Voice for romance novels. 50,000 at the low end just to be considered but if you get picked it’s a book contract: $15,000 advance. Sounds pretty awesome. I might even have a Romance I can rewrite and submit. Something to seriously consider.

It’s not as if there is a direct path to publishing. Got to get my oars in the water somewhere. I’ll keep you posted on what happens next.