I was supposed to post this in April. I kept delaying it because I never got around to making a picture. After much thought, I’ve decided to take a hiatus from blogging. If that isn’t obvious already. xD
One of my goals this year is to finish draft 1 of book 2 for my series, Wardens of the Crystallis. I recently decided to split the book into 2 parts, since it is going to be in nine points of view. What makes it worse is that part 1 is at least 57 chapters long. And that’s just part one! I know this is my own fault for wanting to write such a complex series, but I love it!
I really enjoy posting tips to help other writers but I need to focus on my own priorities. If I keep going at this rate, I have no idea when I will finish the 2nd book.
Writing my book is a HUGE stress reliever for me. I wrote the first draft and edited some of The Lucin Stone before I even discovered the writing communities on social media. And it was the best time! All I did was focus on my book, and not worry about publishing/marketing. I feel like since I started this blogging schedule + joining social media, I left part of that behind. I used to write/edit just about every day, but recently I have been finding it difficult to do with my new priorities, and worrying about blogging only makes that harder. Writing is one of my favorite activities and it’s therapeutic for me. It’s one of the main reasons I do it.
I will also be working on getting The Lucin Stone ready for release, this includes finishing the beta reading process, editing the story a few more times, and completing the art that needs to be included in the book.
I doubt that I will have enough time to finish the first draft of book 2 this year, not only because it’s so long, but also because I’m still focusing a lot of my efforts into book 1.
The beta reading form will be kept open for some time because after starting my edits, I found out I’m going to need some more. You can check that out HERE. It’s truly an amazing book! Please check it out!
To learn more about the characters, you can discover their stories HERE.
You can still check out all of my current Writing Tips.
I’m not sure when I will return to blogging. I’ll still be on social media every now and then, as usual. Occasionally, I will post updates on my stories, maybe even some excerpts. So, keep an eye out for those if you’re interested!