I made a big decision recently.
When I wrote my first book, the entire process was
grueling taxing exhausting awesome. From actually writing the book to editing it, to laying out the pages and choosing fonts, to setting up the ebook, all of the individual steps felt like a very natural and organic step toward creating something I’d worked so hard on.
I wrote my second book in the fall of 2014. My first book was really a combination of things, but it was general fiction; I didn’t write the book with any specific audience in mind, nor did I write the book while focusing on a specific genre. The second book, however, was written specifically as a sci-fi book.
While I had researched how to write science fiction, the truth is I’d never read much science fiction. Writing the book was exciting, but afterward—where the process of editing my work was looming—I found myself treating the book like a chore.
Almost 3 years later, I’ve made a decision. I’m going to put my second book on hold for the foreseeable future. I don’t feel like I’m prepared enough to really put my heart into putting the book out into the world.
Don’t worry: the book is not dead. I’ve created a growing list of both classic and modern sci-fi books that I want to read in order to have a better understanding of world building, dialogue, and plot construction. Once I’ve read enough sci-fi to feel comfortable with the genre, I will pick the book back up and start again with the process of publishing it.
In the meantime, I’m putting together a collection of my spare-time writing. The title is TBD, but for now I am referring to it as Musings. I’m also planning to write my third book through NaNoWriMo this November. Once those things are completed, I’ll feel a little more available to start my sci-fi adventure.
Thanks for your support and love. Til next time!