Writing makes me happy. That's all there is to it. It's stuck with me since childhood. I can go back to the 1st grade and look at old journals where I had written stories about giant bugs, and the Power Rangers.
Now that I've started this venture by bringing my stories to the masses, it's been an up and down process. The past couple of years have been rough with rejection, both professional and personal. It's nice when I can get lost in my writing. It makes my day better.
But unfortunately, I can't write all the time. I'm mostly on my own in this process. I have great help in the art department with several friends. They do wonderful work on my book covers, and other character designs. Beyond that, it's just me. I edit on my own. I promote on my own. And it's seen better days.
Editing wise: I had an editor at one point. They got caught up with their own life and stopped editing. That left me with a big hole in my process. It's been difficult looking for a new one that can provide efficient skills on a low budget. Or trying to rely on friends that don't particularly like to read or don't like the genres I write. If you're reading my books and you see and error please feel free to bring it to my attention. It may sting, but I need to know. I read these books several times before they go out to print, but mistakes can still slip by.
Promotion wise, I just don't get it. Consistency seems to be a big thing. That's a resolution I need to make. I need to keep updating this. That's a start. Another of my problems is that I have become very closed off the past few years. They say if you have nothing good to say then you shouldn't say anything at all, and I've become very cynical in the last decade. It's time for that to change. I don't want to be negative on this blog. There is too much of that in the world right now. I can easily bash whatever movie is out right now, or whatever tv show I am watching. I have plenty to complain about, and part of that is why I wanted to be a writer. I wanted to be the change I wanted to see. Pop culture is leaving me behind, so I'm going to create my own pop culture. And maybe some of you will follow along.
I'm a late bloomer. I'll figure this out. And if you like what I'm doing now, then show your support. Review my book, recommend it to a friend, and leave comments. The future can only get better.