So this is my first follow up to the post I made regarding my humble attempt at publishing my first ever E-Book. You’ll be pleased to hear that the writing is actually going well. I’ve written about 6000 words already and the ideas are coming thick and fast.
It hasn’t really been too difficult to keep up the momentum and I’ve spent a few nights now getting my ideas down. I do feel like I need to plan out in a little more detail what I want to achieve with the characters and where I want the story to go. A couple of times now I’ve meandered off in a direction that came to a juddering stop.
I also forgot just how difficult it is to write creatively. It’s hard to not get tunnel vision whilst writing. A few times I’ve read content I’d written and realised that I had been very repetitive. It’s also difficult writing dialogue to express a characters feelings. I’m making a mental note though of each and every one of these mini challenges and I’m consciously trying to improve them. I’m also ploughing on with the knowledge that I can do this if I put my mind to it and that the more I practice my general and creative writing, the more I shall improve.
I’m enjoying this so much now that I’m considering ditching my original idea of a series of short stories and going for a series of full length books. The downside to ditching the short story series is that it takes much longer to get a “product” to market. This then extends the feedback loop which I feel is going to be really important and another facet of improving my writing.
So far I haven’t really considered the technicalities of actually publishing the E-Book or pricing. The latter point is something that I’ll be wanting to get right, as eventually I would like to receive a small amount of passive income off of them. I’ll begin researching this more as I come closer to completing part of the series. I’m going to set myself a target of getting the first story out by Christmas. So four more months. If you enjoy post apocalyptic, zombie survival stories then keep checking back for more updates. I may start posting snippets for your perusal.
Cheers people. Keep on reading.
P.S If anyone would like to be a huge help and proof read when it’s at a publishable stage that would be awesome.