I never realized what a slow, slow process it is to write a book. I mean, ok, to some extent I should have known but, it still shocks me at the progress I’ve made (or lack of therefore). Hi there, it’s me – your old friend who decided to venture on the path of book publishing, while maintaining a 9-5 and some other projects that are under my belt with hopefully more details to come… but the book remains a priority in some form or fashion.
Current status: In the middle of chapter 9. That’s around 13,000 words out of a projected 80,000.
Remember when I wanted to be ten chapters deep at the start of 2016? And here we are four months into the year… How naive I was. I keep reminding myself it’s about the creative process and letting the right idea come to me. But half of that sounds like a cop out excuse. I know it.
I could be doing more.
I should be doing more.
I will be doing more.
It’s time to shift into high gear. Starting with developing and refining my elevator pitch that I have been working on the past couple weeks. The thing is, when writing a sci-fi fantasy novel (which, yes, inside scoop that is the genre) it’s not easy telling someone in 4-5 sentences what your world is and who your characters are when its all a foreign concept to the listener. But if you can, if you can reel them in with just that much, there is no stopping them in reading the entire book, the sequel and the whole trilogy.
That’s what pushes me because I know it can be amazing. I was never one to not accomplish my dreams. More to come, I promise. But if you want me to practice my elevator pitch on you in the meanwhile, you’re more than welcome to be my guest…