OMG and I thought I was done with finishing the first draft of my second book, Kate Unraveled. But OH was I wrong. Now I have to go back and decide do I like the view the story is told from AND to top it off I have to decide what tense.
DAMNIT I don’t know. Can someone else decide that for me…then make the changes….:)
Okay so here is the real question. Do you feel more drawn into a book that is written in present tense or past tense? My book is a romantic suspense novel not sure if that helps you make the right choice or not but there you go.
I’ve never noticed what tense a book is written in but now I’m finding myself completely unfocused at work and going through each book on my kindle to find out.
Who knew this author stuff would be so time consuming on things other than FREAKING writing. UGH. I just want to create beautiful stories….and have someone turn the jumbled mess of words into something glorious that is actually readable. Is that too much to ask?
So when I first published FFTC I thought oh yeah this is the best thing ever written and it’s going to do amazing. People are going to buying it left and right and I was going to make millions.
Cue reality. I’ve sold 40 books and have made almost 75 dollars.
When I read all the stories about how hard it would be and some people never even recovered their initial costs I thought I was different. Or at least my book was.
Turns out this selling the book stuff is hard. Writing it was easy and enjoyable but selling it, marketing it. It freaking blows.
Now I guess I’ll find a real publisher for the next novel but that seems even harder! Can’t I just write the damn thing then pass it off to someone that knows what they heck they are doing?
Last night I went to Barns&Noble to pick up a hard copy of COTAR and became overwhelmed with just how many books are out there in the world. What was there was a small smoking of what’s available today and isn’t even a dent at what was available yesterday, the day before that and so on.
So why was it overwhelming? Because I’m not as special as I thought I guess, there are thousands of other people out there that can pull thoughts from their own minds, put it on paper and make it into a story that others want to read.
How will my story ever be different. Why will be people want to chose my novel to read over the thousands of others. Just stinks looking at that huge store knowing, I might be proud of me for publishing a novel, my friends and family might be proud of me but in the grand sceme of things it’s not that big of a deal. A lot of others have done it before me and a lot more will do it after.