After I quit my 9 to 5 job, I tried doing the stay-at-home mom thing and nearly lost my mind being so domesticated. That’s when I wrote my first book, Drips. Staying creative is just what I needed to avoid housework and recipes.
Drips did alright. While the paperbacks didn’t sell, the Kindle edition had nearly 14,000 copies downloaded to date. For a first time author and self-published book, that’s not too shabby, I suppose. I started working on a sequel, but I just wasn’t feeling it. I have several children’s book ideas floating around my head. Some of which I’ve started, some that are just notes jotted down waiting to be worked on. A story of an adventurer, one of dreamer, and one about astronomy.
I have also finished my first novel, which is a feat in and of itself. Granted, it’s already been rejected. I’m hanging my head, but I was kind of expecting it. After writing that first novel, I realized that it has a lot of flaws. Flaws in the storytelling, flaws in the format, in the dialogue, etc. It was certainly a learning experience and I know exactly what to do to fix it. However, it’s such a personal story, that I can’t bare to go back to it quite yet. It was SO depressing to write that book which stems from a dark part of my youth. I just spent the last year working on it and crying nearly every day, so I’ll fix it later.
I am now almost half-way through another novel – something a little more quirky and fun to write. I guess it’d be classified as a paranormal or post-apocalyptic romance.
On the back burners, I have ideas for a laugh-and-cry romance, a religious paranormal story, a sci-fi epic tale, and so much more.
I know most authors pick a genre and stick to it, but I’m not really sure what (if anything) I’m good at yet. I figure that I’ll just write it all and see what works for me.
Thanks for all your support!