Café novelist

Frustrated indie author!

I want to be alone!

Desert island
We all know writing is a lonely business as you can’t undertake the process with immediate company present. Many authors write at different times of day in complete solitude, no matter the weather and are very strict with their word count. I envy these writers as they manage to fill many pages with their self-discipline. I tend to do most of my writing during the inclement months, which is pretty much all-year round! I find that when it is sunny and hot it is easy to get distracted by outdoor pursuits.
My routine is to exercise in the morning to get in the right frame of mind, then I go to one of the many cafes in my town and write there. I find that the perfect time is around 15:00 onwards as you’re not likely to find children running around and ruining the creative flow! I have learnt over time though to pack a pair of ear-phones to drown out people’s overly-loud conversations! I was in a café once where there was a particular gentleman who couldn’t have spoken any louder if he had a megaphone. No amount of annoyed and serious glances thrown his way had any affect on his monologue. Suffice to say I didn’t manage to get much work done and I found out everything about his life that day. That reminds me I must send his Auntie Doris a ‘Get Well Card’ as “she suffers terribly with her lumbago!”


Flying the nest

baby bird

Well, I have now finished my book and my characters have left the nest to find a home in a land called Kindle. I have fed and nurtured them for the last two years, and without a word of thanks they have flown the coop! I visit them every now and then in hopes that they have grown fat from my efforts to tell people of their existence in even stranger lands called Facebook!

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Book editing

I have been working on my book, The Shamanic Prophecy, for almost two years now and I feel it is almost time to let it out into the wide blue yonder. It has consumed me for all this time and I worry about my characters, does it sound crazy to say that they have become good friends?! I have found it to be fulfilling and frustrating in equal measures, but I have learned so much along the way.
I have been busy dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s and now there is not much more I can do. So I say farewell to my characters and hope that they survive in the big, wide world! I just hope they don’t come back at weekends with loads of dirty washing!

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