When I completed the 2nd novel and looked back over the last year, I realized that that was an amazing personal accomplishment. When I began writing, I did not know how emotional and fulfilling it would be. I promised myself that before this journey is over, I would write 1 million words in the form of novels and short stories. Printed words to date, 183,400.
It is one thing to talk about the trials and tribulations of the first novel I think every new author can attest to the amount of time and effort it takes to complete one. However, at the time I wrote the first novel I simultaneously wrote the 2nd, and when it was finished, I turned my back and did not look at it again for five months. The next two novels will be out early next year along with four additional short stories.
Over the next several weeks, there are vast amounts of knowledge I have gained, and I am going to share it in the form of several posts. No, I am not selling anything on "How to Write a Novel." I would never be so presumptuous. What I do sell are my books and if they are entertaining and a reader enjoys what I have written, then I have succeeded as a writer.
As I post and touch on various subjects, I invite you to ask me questions. There are thousands, no excuse me, hundreds of thousands of individuals who want to write, but for one reason or another have not done so. Is it hard, yes, if one is not committed it is very hard. I can honestly attest to this if one desires to be a writer or any other type of artist and places fame ahead of perfecting his or her craft then that he or she should not begin what most definitely will not be finished.
I am not going to go into all of the details of writing because this time right now is a personal gratifying celebration. I published my second novel! If you like science fiction and have any interest in Artificial Intelligence, then please on Tuesday go to Amazon and download They Try to Think Like Us, it will be available for free for just a few days.
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