Vacations are supposed to refresh us and my Barbados trip certainly has. Writing book 4 of The Modest Proposal Institute series (now tentatively titled War of the Institutes) is going well. I may even be on schedule per my 2020 Business Plan, which would be a first for me.
My writing coach’s advice is always ‘write because it’s better to have something you can work on and edit to make better’, rather than just an empty sheet of paper (or screen, in the modern world) that can’t be fixed. It’s advice I always struggle with. Somehow, I find it hard to write after the first rush of enthusiasm has died down. Consequently, I do a lot of words very quickly and then spend a month or more wondering how I’m going to finish the story before getting desperate enough to sit down and actually finish it. I guess I’ve reached that last desperate stage:-)
I’ve also learned that pre-publishing marketing is a big thing nowadays. Amazon has a pre-launch feature that allows an author to put the book up weeks ahead of actual publishing and market it, building excitement ahead of time. That’s what I shall do with this fourth and final book. In the meantime, if you haven’t yet, you can buy episodes 1 -3 at my Amazon Author Page.