My name is Jason. I am a writer. I hesitate to use the word author, because that would imply that I have actually been published. I did self-publish one short story on Amazon, Mademoiselle Durand and the Pirates. I sold a few copies, and with a few free days thrown in the mix, a number of people did download some more copies. I even received a review. That was very exciting.
Even though it didn't become a runaway bestseller, I remain undeterred. I love writing and telling stories. I am starting with this blog, and continuing on with a couple of writing projects I have in the pipeline. In fact, I have two projects that are near and dear to my heart at the moment. The first is a very difficult to plan sequel to Mademoiselle Durand, and the other is my novel. Which is coming along slowly.
I started writing the novel in 2007, when I was full of ideas. I had a copy of WriteItNow and was excitedly planning, plotting, and developing characters. Then I came up with a number of excuses to stop writing. Putting my short story on Amazon was the kick in the pants that I needed to put my desire to write back into action. So, I am back, ready to put in some hard work, and will be documenting my progress here. Whether or not anyone actually reads this, I can't say. But it will be here for me. My challenge is to get off my ass and finish both my short story and my novel. And I plan to do it in short order.
I just purchased Scrivener, and have been transferring my files slowly into this program. While reminiscent of WriteItNow, Scrivener does many things better. And I can't wait to learn how to make the most of the software. And in my next post, I will do a little compare/contrast between the two pieces of writing software.
And if anyone has any tips or tricks for the writing process, please feel free to let me know! I want to remain motivated as I progress through my writing projects. I feel this outlet may be helpful during the times when inspiration is difficult to come by.