So, some often ask why do I do this kind of work? Why do I spend so much time and labor on something that isn't a sure bet with the reading public? They are good questions but I simply say that I do it for the love of writing. There is something about having an avocation that affords the opportunity to escape from the sometimes hum ho, sometimes hectic and stressful atmosphere that surrounds us in real life. When I write, I am in my own world, seeing the story clearly in my mind as it unfolds on paper and when it is all done, it gives me a form or self-satisfaction that I really can't describe adequately.
Do I want to see my work do well? Or course I do and the longer I write and the more practice I get, the more successful my works become. Writing is like anything else that one might want to excel at doing, it takes a lot or practice and work. But like the marathon runner who finally gets his second wind, at some point writing is no longer work, it becomes a joy. That's where I find myself today.
This current work will likely take up to two months to be ready to publish, but now at the point where I know my efforts will soon get me where I want to be with it, my joy will keep me on track until the finished product is done. And then what will I do? Well, I'll take a little break, start self-marketing my work and before long I'll be at it again. After all, I've got a series to finish.
I'll let you know when "The Long Road Back," the first book in my "Coastal Carolina Series" is available on both Amazon Prime (paperback) and Kindle Unlimited (ebook). In the meantime, my current book, "Summers at Old Nags Head" is still available in those same formats and if you love nostalgia and the beach, you'll love it for sure.
WRITING: ONCE IT GETS A GRASP ON YOU, YOU JUST CAN'T STOP.