Stuff About Writing Novels For Profit

Eleven years ago I decided I was going to get out of my day job and be an internet marketer and live happily ever after. While I’ve made a few bucks at it, it’s never been enough to ditch the day job.

A couple of years ago I had an idea. I’ll just write some ebooks and sell those from my website. I mean, writing isn’t really that hard. Right? So, after reading every book on writing craft I could find, I proceeded to outline my first novel. That was almost 2 years ago. I still don’t have a complete story. Hmmm. I guess this is harder than it looks. Oops.

But, this is the month I get a first draft done. I have to. I was hoping to have three books ready to go by May. Now, I’ll settle for two. Okay, one really good one if it comes to it.

My problem is I forget where I’m at in the story all the time because I get distracted by shiny objects. By the time I make it back to the story I’ve lost momentum and feel like I’m starting over again.

Micheal Crighton used to check-in to a local hotel here and write like a mad man until the story was complete. That would probably be the best way for me to write since I’m pretty OCD. Maybe I can do that in the future, but for the time being, I just have to suck it up and write before going to my day job.

Oh, by the way, one tool I use to keep from looking like a complete hick, is Grammarly. Yes, it showed me the correct way to spell Grammarly here. I was way over forty before I learned the difference between your and you’re. Or it’s and its since I’ve been a mechanic for over 37 years and writing really wasn’t in my job description. Long story short. Needless to say, I’ll be hiring editors for my books.

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