I began working on a new novel this week. Actually, it isn’t exactly new, as the story has been mulling around in the back of my mind for a while.
I’ve even attempted a few chapters and character sketches, but the timing just wasn’t right. I needed to finish WHEELS. Finish, as in, get it published, get a good start on publicity and submit it to reviewers. Then, like a mother sending her grown up child out into the world, let it go and trust that everything will be fine.
Everything will be fine…
Anyway, I wanted to share two things with you, today.
One: a short video featuring author, Joyce Carol Oates. In it, she describes perfectly the frustration I feel at the beginning of writing each new book. I am an impatient person. I want to get to straight to the writing of my story and forget all about preparation—the character sketches, world building and research I need to do.
Two: A link to 90 Inspiring Author Videos for Aspiring Writers. A list of short author videos compiled by Kaplan University Online. It’s a great link to bookmark should you ever need a dose of inspiration 🙂