It’s been a short while, but in retrospect everything has been going well enough that I haven’t needed to update.
I guess that’s sort of a selfish thing to say.
Let me rephrase.
Girl & Boy is my second novel currently in works and it’s been an exciting and nerve-wrecking journey. It’s taken twice as long as my first novel, What’s A Year To Me?, and it’s safe to say it’s going to take longer.
I don’t mean that in a bad way, I intentionally delayed Girl & Boy (Originally due June 30th) because I have been in talks with publishing houses.
I believe in this story so much that I want to put everything into it. I want this book to come out with a bang, and I don’t want to rush it out just because I’m excited.
There have been moments when all I want to do is slam my head into the keyboard, eat profuse amounts of bad food and binge watch TV shows I’ve seen six hundred times.
The only thing I can do in those times is push through or wait for inspiration to strike, and that’s hard. It’s hard to determine which one I should do.
Maybe one day I’ll figure it out and I can write better because I’ll know how to handle it, it feels like I’m in the wild sometimes. But I can still guarantee that writing is getting done and that’s what really matters.
Hello! I hope everyone is well, it’s been another month since I was here but I feel this is a good way to keep everyone updated 🙂 A few amazing things happened this month, on the 10th my lovely debut book What’s A Year To Me? went into editing, which was both scary and exciting. In that time I did nothing but sulk because it was almost like my baby went to school! I was so happy for it! And then I got it back, and I feel as though I chose the best editor for the job! She was kind and heart warming (literally almost wanted to die when she said she liked it), but also incredibly critical and willing to kick my ass when something was wrong. I am still editing, I have Uni work that’s due soon so it’s been hard not to spend days and days on the book when I know I have the motivation to do so. And then! The highlight of my March was that I attended Readers and Writers Down Under, which was basically a convention for all Authors in Australia. Most of them were independent, and ALL of them were so approachable and kind. There were Panels, meetups, VIP dinners, awards, signings, and just so much awesome atmosphere. It really motivated me, I met up with my editor and a few other author friends that I’d seen before 🙂 I had such a great time meeting everyone, sharing my book with my editor, and also working on promotional material! I have never been so proud of my work as I am right now, and it’s not even out yet! Until next time, Jason.
I’ve been trying to contact some graphic designers but I haven’t heard back from any so far, so I decided to give it another crack myself, but I may work with one of them on this, to make a bit similar or better than this 🙂
Also, I have finally created a Facebook page to keep up with my author shenanigans!