I guess I’m hopelessly a writer. It doesn’t depend on how many are reading my works. They continue. I couldn’t stop them if I tried, and it’s all rather exciting.
I’m on the brink of publishing my 7th novel, THE AFRICAN CONNECTION, which is part two of my new trilogy entitled THE FORGOTTEN CHILD TRILOGY. I’m currently writing my eighth novel which will conclude the trilogy. Today is a wonderful writing day. Already clocked in over 3600 words and it’s only 1:30 PM. I’m rearing to go. Watch out.
At the same time, I’m ready a book which is part of my research for novel #9 in the works which I will completely keep under wraps at this point. I absolutely can’t wait to get to it though. I will tell you the genre: alternate history, and I’m finding it absolutely fascinating to plan it out. It will once again be different from anything I’ve ever written.
That actually seems to be a theme for me. Try something new. It’s not necessarily a great way to market yourself: watch out, the next book may be different. I’ve had reviewers, actually, which have commented how different my books are from release to release, but luckily, they have said they have liked them all. That’s a blessing, of course.
I write what comes to my heart. I have never thought about what readers would like. I suppose that has hurt my marketability. But I have to be true to who I am and what is going on inside of me. If people love to read it, great. If not, well, maybe next time.
But for me it’s always about writing the very best story which is currently on my heart.
What do you think? Is that silly? Noble? Insane in this day and age?
No matter, it’s what I love to do. And so, this blog post is simply a short break from novel 8. So back at it.
Hope to see you in the pages.