I'm excited about this weekend. I plan on taking a large amount of time to continue writing my second book in the Weiland Kershaw series. I wrote my first book last year and published it in November. It's really exciting to know that I can call myself a writer. I've always enjoyed writing, but the majority of what I did revolved around poetry, song writing, and short stories. Writing a book was something that I always wanted to do, but it wasn't until last year that something just sparked.
I got home from work one night in January and decided to come up with some character names and a plot. Well, somewhat of a plot. A lot of the story came out as I was typing. The next night after work, I started to write this story and continued to write after work for about a month and a half. It was amazing how great of an experience it was to write this book. It was a lot of fun creating characters and determining the personality of each character or if they had any personality at all. And it was really great knowing that I was writing a book with the intention of making it a series. I finished the book and left it alone for a while to prepare for the wedding. It wasn't until the fall that I got back to the book to figure out what to do with it. It seemed like the best decision was to self-publish it and get it copyrighted.
Now, I'm constantly trying to think of ways to promote the book. How do I get the word out? I've created a Facebook profile as an author page, started a Twitter page, and decided to create this blog too. In doing all of this, it actually made me realize what little presence I had in the online world. It's allowed me the chance to be online more often and keep up with friends and family more often, which is definitely a great thing! Especially since I'm not a phone person, unless it involves texting.
I definitely want to get a huge amount of the second book written this weekend, so I'll be sure to keep everyone posted on how far I get.