Hello all and thanks for joining me for the midweek edition :)!
I’m not sharing an excerpt, information about an upcoming book or any of the above today, this post is literally about encouraging you and me, to write what you like, as you like and worry about the ‘consequences’ later.
Aren’t you tired of wondering what’s trending? Of freaking yourself out thinking “OMG too many povs” or, “Can I even adverb?” -> yes, I meant to write it like that. I know I’m damn tired of it, so tired of it in fact, that some expletives have flown from my lips without regard for those within hearing distance. I’m tired of stunting my writing style because of what others say is acceptable. I’m tired of anxiety because I decide to do something a little different in my books, something that’s unique to me. Aren’t you?
I’ve had moments where if I didn’t go ahead and write passages – whole books even – exactly the way I wanted, I would’ve kicked myself from here to *insert the farthest place away from you now*. Whatever the subject matter, we all have our own paths to getting there on page. We don’t need to copy someone else, follow every new trend, or be what we’re not. We just have to dig in and always try to produce great work, striving to be better every time.
I am in no ways saying don’t hone the craft. I’m not saying don’t take advice and I’m certainly not saying don’t try to improve. What I am saying is, stop letting traditions, or what the crowd’s doing, determine what you want to and just write goddamn it!
Are you ready to just write? Share with me in the comments below ^_^.
Have a great evening all and I’ll see you Friday ^_^!
There’s so much more to share with you in the coming months, including how you can win copies of both Ayestra Calling and The Wardens Series Season Two. For review requests of these sequels or their predecessors, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Reviewers who have not read the either of the first books, please note that included in Ayestra Calling and The Wardens Series Season Two are accounts of what you missed in Secrets and The Wardens Series Season One — easy to catch up and continue :).