Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New Book on the Horizon

January 20, 2011

Writing: What happens when you get a plethora of ideas floating around in your head with no way of getting them out fast enough.

You could argue and say to get a mini-recorder and that might work for the spur-of-the- moment flash-flood type sentences, but the problem with that is when you are trying to catch a few zzz’s, the most perfect line often pops into your head. It’s rhythmical, catchy, flows like a smooth running stream and is the one missing puzzle piece that you were looking for to complete your chapter.

Of course, if you don’t get up and write it down right at that precise moment, you spend the rest of the night tossing and turning, trying to remember verbatim what it was that you thought of and by morning, that perfect line is nothing more than a few meaningless words, that don’t even make an iota of sense. Not to mention, waking up the next day feeling extremely exhausted.
That being said, I have started working on two books, both with completely different characters and plots. Due to the fact that I two separate ideas going, you would have thought it made it easier for me to write, right? Nope! It completely plagued me with writer’s block for a few months. I have finally made a very conscious decision to focus on only one.

Focus: Now there’s a word that is difficult to do. When writing you can’t just force ideas to come into your head. You have to relax, put your mind at ease, open up the flood gates so to speak and let them flow right in. I’ve found it’s impossible to focus on two things at once, I mean really focus on them without getting stuck.

Luckily, I’ve gotten past the small hump and am continuing on book one. I’ve even got a title. Well, that’s kind of a lie. I have about fifteen titles.

But the good news is I put the second book on the back burner.
Stay tuned. I’ll post more on my progress and expect to have it finished and on sale at by June 1, 2011. Check back for the title, a description and a lot more updates!


  1. I've been through the same thing myself. I don't know why the best lines come as I'm trying to go to sleep. I have to get up and go to the living room to jot them in my notebook. I should keep a notepad by the bed for those perfect lines that pop into my head.

    I'm eagerly awaiting your new book. You're one of my favorite writers.

  2. Thank you! I love your books as well. I'm halfway finished with Phantoms and it is awesome just like Ripped and The Search for Truth.
    I think the ideas come before sleep as that is when you are most's easier for the thoughts to come flowing through!