Here it is, Monday again.
I work a full time job, and often exhausted when I get home.
My new routine is to write daily and at least 1000 words a day. I wrote 2200 words for my next novel over the weekend.
What is your daily routine for writing?
Since this is new for me, I plan to work through the routine daily, figuring out what schedule works best. I also want to find out what does not work and cut it out.
What works for you? What doesn’t? Which acorns have you planted?
I wanted to share with you how I like to write. From the heart.
I was greatly influenced as a child brevity is the best way to write. As an adult, writing academic and business documents, I learned not only is brevity key but supporting research lends clout and credibility to writing.
I write from the heart, always putting my audience, or my reader, at the forefront of my mind. What is my message? How can I clearly convey my message to my reader?
I am almost finished listening to Stephen King’s On Writing, and although it is about 20 years old, I find the wisdom he shares pertinent and relevant today.
Storytelling is ancient. We are the stories we tell ourselves. I reach my goal if I can paint a picture in my reader’s mind of what I see. If I do not, then I have failed.
Writing creates an illusion of reality where there was once nothing.
Keep writing my friends!
I am creating a newsletter to share updates and projects I am working on for my writing. I thought you might be interested in knowing and getting a first look at what is coming up next.
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When will it come out?
How long will it be?
I promise to keep the newsletters short and sweet and send them out once a month. While I may include a link to a book, author, or interview, I promise not to spam your inbox or sell you anything. I like to put the information out there, and let the reader decide.
As an indie author, I love making connections with my readers. As a reader, I love making connections with other authors and writers.
Thank you for your day, and if you decide to subscribe, I will send you a special gift as a thank you!
Every Habit Needs One
How joining a writing group improves your writing.
Winfield Strock III
Support groups bring like-minded people together for the improvement of all. Whether you’re kicking a bad habit or starting a good one it helps to have help. Sharing with other writers helps define what it means to be a writer. Experiencing others’ fears and failures, triumphs, and growth- these help shorten the journey to success and ease the pain that naturally comes from learning something new. But not all groups are created equal.
If like me, you want to improve and publish your work, you’ll want constructive criticism from your group. In some, they smile, nod, and offer vague and positive feedback. They don’t want to offend any more than they seek to improve. I need to know what sucks, how it sucks, and what you liked so I can remember to keep it. Continue reading
Hurry hurry, step right up!
Feedback is fun. I love people who give genuine feedback on my work.
More importantly, I have learned to take in the criticism from jealous haters and grow from it.
I hope you are doing well. I wanted to let you know that I am working on the next installment of Blood Thrasher.
It has been taking me a little longer than expected, but I will let you know when it is ready.
First in the series
Blood Thrasher is The Savannah Vampire Novel Series with the first novelette titled The Devil’s in The Metal.
What could go wrong with VIP tickets to Blood Thrasher?
Unsuspecting headbangers and a great concert.
But…the band isn’t human, are they?
Break out the stakes, vampire hunters are coming for Blood.
When the sun rises, who will be left standing?
Set in 1989 in Savannah, Georgia, the series introduces the reader a fast action traditional lore style vampire story. I wanted the story to be fast paced and full of action.
I am working on the second installment in the Blood Thrasher series titled Blood Thrasher: Vinyl All Night. Here is a preview of the next cover! I hope you like it.