Been at it for two weeks so far, and it’s really interesting.
Checking in every day with minutes spent on the writing project, or other supporting activities is a great idea.
It gives you a subtle nudge towards fitting in some writing when you can.
So far, week 1 was easier, whilst I was still on leave from the day-job.
Second week has been much harder. Catching up with lots in the day-job and trying to make time for writing, too, has been a real challenge.
Some days have been OK, but I struggled badly towards the end of the week.
Make a plan. Start with a dream, then set a goal, then get on with it!
OK, let’s get it out there. In 2017 I’m going to write my first full-length novel, in a series that I can extend to eight or more books.
To do this, I need to get into good writing habits, and spend time outlining, planning, writing, or editing
To get into those habits, I’m investing in myself by joining a writing accountability and coaching group.
It’s run by
Jenna Avery, and some of her colleagues.
It’s not cheap, but I’m hoping twelve weeks of being part of a writing group with active coaches will help me develop habits I wouldn’t develop if I continue trying it alone, and prove a good investment in the longer run.
I’ll let you know how I get on…
Installed the new ‘preview your book’ widget from Amazon.
Now you can easily read the first chapter of
Driven to Kill, right on this website.
Go on, do it!
Canva.com to make a better front cover image for my short story Driven to Kill.
Here it is . . .
It cost me $1, as the background photo was a chargeable item (lots are free).
It’s not the same class as those from proper graphic artists, but it’s much better than the one I made with Amazon’s image creator, and seems great value for $1.
A good cover image is apparently very important – potential buyers are unlikely to assume you’ve taken care writing a great story if your front cover is horrible.
There are tutorials on the site, and on YouTube, so I’d recommend giving them a go.