Thursday, March 15, 2012

Weekend Writing

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.

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