Jason Kendrick

In the wild.

Hello!
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.

Good to be back!

Jason.

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What’s A Year To Me? is now available on Amazon!!!

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What an exciting announcement to make.
What’s A Year To Me? is now available on Amazon!

It’s been a long time coming, but thank you all for supporting and helping me through it πŸ™‚

Amazon US
Amazon UK

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Ayy!

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 πŸ™‚

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Also, I have finally created a Facebook page to keep up with my author shenanigans!

We’ll talk soon!

Jason.

How it’s going.

Hey guys!

Ever since I started having freak-outs about the book being printed I have been working non-stop on it, as anyone would usually do. I’ve edited and edited and edited again, added, deleted, fixed, etc.

I’m happy to say that it’s ready! BUT ready means hiring a professional editor! Exciting, right?

I feel like it’s ready for that, and I’m super excited to be looking for an editor in order to work on it more and eventually get it published!
Now, in terms of publishing I’m pretty heavily motivated to self-publish (after thinking about it for so long), I feel like I would be more comfortable in that regard, and have much more control over everything. I could always try for traditional publishing, but I feel like self-publishing is more my stance.

Anyway, I had a great weekend at the Supanova Convention here in Brisbane, I met some wonderful authors who gave me advice and tips, which in itself was well worth the $40 to get in just by networking myself, so I’m feeling really motivated to get the book out and I’m working on a second book already! Yay inspiration!

Anyway, just a small update, thank you all for your support!

Jason.

P.S. I have a new official twitter for my writing, it’s @JasonFKendrick πŸ˜€

Happy?

So the book is printed…
Printed.

It’s a strange feeling, right? I’m meant to feel like this?
I couldn’t be happier to see this thing that was once just words on a word document come to life physically. It sounds stupid but I have devoted so much to this…thing…that seeing it on paper is surreal.

Currently, half of it is filled with sticky notes and highlighted words for grammar, but this is basically my final draft. I’m happy, it’s weird, IT’S JUST WEIRD! In a few weeks this thing that I created will be sent to publishers and I’ll be exploring options to get this thing, that IIIIIIIIII created, off the ground.
It might fail.
It might not even get off the ground to begin with.
But I created it…

After thoughts from the finished draft

Stephen King once compared that writing a novel is like crossing the ocean in a bathtub, and I couldn’t agree more. After three or four months of sitting myself in a library writing my first novel, I can’t help but feel a little emotional. As soon as I hit that last chapter, those last words, the last vivid description of what my characters felt in their resolution, I felt like I had finally built something. It may not be awesome, it might be cheesy or lame or disgustingly predictable, but that’s my anxiety talking. I tell myself that the first draft has to suck, because I’m not looking at the bigger picture when writing a chapter, I’m looking at a chapter that in that moment, I’m happy writing.

So I made this website as a sort of re-collective breathe-in-breathe-out area where I can Β take two seconds to think about what I’m doing, before I go into editing, and before I give it to my family for criticism, and then after that.

Welcome to my website, my name is Jason Kendrick, this is my journey..