My Writer’s Block

Okay, honest here, I’ve written a lot. Over 20 books. Depending on how you count novellas, it’s a lot more than that. For more than 2 years, closer to 3, I wrote around 1500 words a day. That’s over a million words.

But, as you’ve noticed, I’ve published 2 books. Seriously, only 2 things have managed to make it through my processes and get done.

This is because I am very slow and methodical about editing. I’m likely too much of a perfectionist about editing.

In a very real sense, my future as an author depends on my ability to get out new books. It’s how an author gets paid, yeah? It’s how we are authors.

So, I had to make a change. I had to find something, in some form, that would make it faster for me to put out books.

It’s also necessary for me as a creative person.

Because I stopped writing new books. Short stories, poems, articles, blog posts, all of that I kept at because that’s more my main job—but no books. I have all these stories allowed to languish away on my hard drive, unloved and unread. To make another book feels wrong, so I can’t do it anymore. That’s my block.

So again, I must find a way to make these old stories happen. And without losing quality, either. I won’t shovel out these half-finished things: they need my hand to sculpt them into the books they’re meant to be.

And maybe, just maybe, I’ve found an iota of a way to do this. My latest book Reading Away The Hours was done using this plan, this strategy—and it only took a few months to publish, once I got going.

But that’s still not fast enough.

We live in a world of pulp authors, yet again. Publishing is moving fast, digitally—and if I want to play, I must change even more.

So, then, what is the point of this article? What am I saying?

I’m saying expect more books from me.

Expect a lot more of them.

That’s the plan, anyway.

Special thanks to: Melissa Potter

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