Self-confidence Restored

Since unvamped was picked up for publication…actually, if I’m honest, since I finished writing unvamped, I have found writing hard, planning has been hard, I just haven’t been able to get into the swing of it. I felt like most of my problem stemmed from how much I liked unvamped when I finished it. After, I worried about not liking whatever I wrote next, or not being able to write anything good, or never having my writing published again.

However, NO MORE! 🙂

Somehow, I have pushed through the barrier and emerged the other side actually quite excited about coming up with something new. Soul Wars* has been put on the back burner for a little while – along with other pieces, so it won’t get lonely – as I’m all fired up about Matlock College at the moment. This is the one I started as a novel, set out as a script and then adapted the first section into script. It’s going to be a bit Hogwarts meets St Trinian’s and I’ve manages to get myself quite excited by the whole thing – and I have been able to get the planning done! Which, in itself is a major acheivement as I’ve been stalling on Soul Wars* planning, which is one reason my momentum fell flat I think. But, Matlock College is all blocked out (for a script at least) so I have the bare bones already, now it’s just fleshing it out and making sure its interesting.

My other motivation for writing at the moment is Camp NaNo. I’ve kept the traditionally 50,000 words my goal for this month and, while I may have had a slow start, I am feeling really into and the word count is slowly racking up (first point of order is to flesh out what I already had so that’s been a bit of a mire to wade through).

Also, a note on the Goodreads Giveaway; it is still pending approval by the Goodreads people, but all going well it should start on 13 July!

I am off to work on a mock up cover for Matlock College (I find it helps my motivation 🙂 ) while I procrastinate until my Chicko Roll is ready.

Happy writing, reading, and living,

x iz

*Working title

150 Free Pics for Indie Authors (or anyone else)

I found this today. Its a blog that takes you to a link where you can sign up to a 30-day trial and get 5 free images (any size) per day. After that you pay $4.95USD (about AUD$6.70) a month for the same deal. I’ve signed up and am making use of my first 5 images already. You don’t have to sign up to search the images though, so you can see if there’s anything you want before joining.

I’ve made the link to the blog rather than directly to the page as the author (couldn’t find a name on the page and the rest of it is in a language I won’t pretend to know) sums it up more succinctly than I could.

150 FREE PICS FOR INDIE AUTHORS.

But, for those of you who just want to go straight to the site…

http://www.kozzi.com/limited-special-offer

Happy writing and may the self-publishers among you find something interesting!

x iz