Authorship, Publishing, Books and More

Friday Ramblings From An Author-March is Nearly Over

It’s the last week of March and I always use the last few days of every month to go over my to do list to see what’s been done and what fell by the wayside. This time of the year it’s all too easy to get sidetracked with things to do around the house and yes, eventually the garden, when the temperature heats up.

One of the questions I often get asked is about finding the motivation to both begin writing a book and finishing it. Some days it’s tougher than others but I’ve found what works for me is to stick with a schedule. I write my fiction after dinner, and write for two or three hours. Some days aren’t so productive as others, but at least something gets done.  So if you’re having trouble, pencil in a time on the calendar just for writing and don’t cancel the date.

A new workshop starts on Monday. This time around it’s all about writing a synopsis. And this week I finally put together my workshop ideas for 2014. I sat down and thought about new topics and what I hoped other writers want to learn about. So far it seems everyone has liked  them because my schedule is filling up fast.

There always seems to be some big publishing news each week, and this time around it’s that Amazon is buying Goodreads.

And if you’re wondering what the next big seller is going to be, one of my writer’s groups had a link to this article from the UK’s Daily Telegraph all about Gillian Flynn’s latest bestseller Gone Girl. It’s been on my to read list since last year and now I’m more motivated than ever to pick up a copy as I love a good mystery. Looks like it’s set to outsell Fifty Shades of Grey and Reece Witherspoon has purchased movie rights to it.

Have a good weekend, happy writing and a Happy Easter to you too.

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