If you have been following for the past year, you know that I was in the process of writing a free to read novella called Finding Wonder. However, updates (I admit) didn’t come often and then just stopped. Poofed to non-existence. And I’d like to tell you why.
In my writing career – or should I say author career? – I am still fairly new. I am still trying to find that perfect balance, that sweet spot, between holding down a job that pays me every one to two weeks, a family life, a life with friends, and setting up a career with something I’ve always loved to do. I’m still getting used to not just implementing a writing schedule for myself, but writing well, editing well, connecting with my potential readers on social media, YouTube, and my blog, and so much more! In all honesty, I didn’t know what I was getting into when I thought I would want to become an author. However, it’s not so bad. In fact, even with all the chaos, I find myself enjoying this life I’m living. ^_^
Needless to say, I got stuck trying to find a great novella that updated regularly and everything else in my life – including writing the first book in a seven book series.
But also, there’s two other reasons.
The first is simply this: as I was trying to finish the story in October, in order to have it out in time for the rest of the year, I started to realize that it was written pretty . . . crappy. That’s not to say it’s the worst thing I’ve ever written – those would be the middle school fanfiction stories I hide away. But the vision I had for this story wasn’t coming together. And in order for it to come together, I would have to go back and edit some of the chapters so that the ending would make sense. So for now, I have set the 2018 Writing Project aside and am focusing on my next book and other adventures I have going on.
The second reason is that I never intended these writing projects to be so extensive. I was kind of caught off guard when the story of Finding Wonder started to explode with such inspiration and detail in my mind – something that seems to happen with every story I intend to write that I’ve actually gotten headaches from it multiple times. I want to give this story justice, but I’m unable to at this moment because of time restraints and other, more important projects waiting to be completed.
In all honesty, I cannot let this story drift away to the furthest, unknown regions of Wonderland just yet. I have every intention to tweak the chapters here and there and to finish it, letting you, my dear readers, have it for free as I intended in the first place. Bad thing, it probably won’t happen for some time. Good thing, I’m too stubborn to let it die! (Seriously, though. I’m super stubborn. And that can be good or bad, depending on the situation. Let’s hope it’s good!)
Also! I have another writing project I want to start and (God willing) complete. I don’t have a name for it yet. But let’s just say it’s rather fishy. But, as far as I know right now, there are no red heads in it. Maybe. If you’d like to know more I’ll leave a link here when the first chapter goes up next month.
And, if you are itching for some more fictional content and an early Christmas present, here’s a link to the first chapter of my upcoming book, Nectere!
Thank you all for supporting me throughout this year and last. And thank you for staying with me. I wish I could provide you with new and exciting content every day. But considering how bad burn out can be, and the fact that great stories in novel forms do take time, you’ll just have to wait. (Though I’m sure more will be coming sooner and more frequently than you might think. God willing~!)