The Beginning. So, I’ve been writing for years…ever since college. I started with FanFiction…writing about characters created by TV writers, who in my oh so humble opinion did not get a fair shake on screen. This evolved to the point where I was changing the character’s personalities and creating all new storylines. After a while, I was like, enough of this plagiarism…I’m writing my own book! (I was cocky back then…lol)
So I wrote this comic mystery novel with my chest all puffed out like I was the next Janet Evanovich. Eh…not so. Anyhoo, Book done. Ready to edit…And that’s when it hit the fan. This is when I learned about point-of-view, information dumping, passion voice, adverb overload. It was awful…pure swill. I didn’t even bother to finish the editing. Chucked it and started on another book. Much better…still, POV and info dumping issues, plus massive writer’s block toward the end. I put it down…Started Book 3 (Obviously I have commitment issues).
So I finished the book, all except the last chapter….again…massive writer’s block. Its not that I didn’t know how I wanted it to end (I work from an outline)…I just couldn’t get the words out. Finally, I finished it. Editing went much smoother this time. Very minor POV issues, some plot points needed sharpening. Then…nothing. I just sat around for a coupla years staring at the completed book. Dreading exposing myself to rejection and criticism. Lucky for me…that’s right about the time that eBooks hit their stride.