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When I published my first book, For the Love of Jazz in December of 2012, I was ecstatic that shortly after, I got the idea for a 3 book series from another story, Deadly Bloodlines.There’s nothing like the thrill ride of that first story idea, especially when it trickles into your dreams, and inspiration is coming in from all directions. Your camera is filling up with photos along with the pages of your notebook, and your characters are spilling their guts and naming names. It’s writing heaven.
But, before you know it, you hit a road block with your story, or just plain writer’s block. Now comes that hard part. Time to dig deep and remember all that wonderful advice from all the online writing classes and articles you read telling you how to move past it. Happening in the back ground also is your life, promoting your book, and if you’re like me, a day job that isn’t writing. When you lift your head above the piles of paperwork and tasks, your calendar screams at you that your self-inflicted deadline is screeching towards you like a freight train and you need to either jump on for the ride or dodge it completely. I decided to jump on by signing up with 30 Days of Writing.
I’ll be blogging about my progress here, on Facebook, and on Twitter, so stop by to see if I’m pulling my hair out or smiling at the thousands of works I’m writing.
Deadlines? Do you jump on the fast moving train or dodge them like a bullet?