I am very happy, pleased and very excited to let you all know that Book 4 of The Royal Murder Mysteries is almost complete. I just have the Epilogue to write and not only will Book 4 be complete the Box Set will be complete.
HOW & WHY I WROTE 4 BOOKS:
Well to be honest, how I came to write 4 books was a fluke. I didn’t plan on doing this. It all started with me trying to write a poem for an author friend of mine as a surprise to her. Well to say the least, the poem never happened but a book started. I explained the situation to my author friend and she told me to continue writing and from there a friendship was born as well her being my writing mentor. So right before I wrote Book 1 I thought, I wonder if I really could write a book? So I challenged myself to finish 1 book. After writing 2 1/2 books I challenged myself to write a 4 Book Box Set. To date I am happy to say I have 3 books completely written and almost a 4th book completed. Once the 4th book is completed so will be my 4 book Box Set.
WHEN DID I GET THE WRITING BUG?:
I think I caught the writing bug after one of my college professors took the class to a meet and greet to hear Maya Angelou speak and then afterward we got to meet her. She was an incredible speaker and what I remember her saying is Never Give Up On Your Dreams!! After meeting her, I started writing poems and short stories on and off. Then in 2019 I wrote 3 books and in 2020 I wrote Book 4. Maya Angelou was a great woman and I took her advice… I haven’t given up on my dream of being a published author. Write now as it stands I’m an unpublished author.
Thank You to all the authors who encouraged and supported my dream of writing. Thank You to everyone else who have support my writing dream of being published someday. I appreciate everyone’s support and encouragement.
So You Want To Be A Writer… Now What? Now if answered YES to that question, CONGRATULATIONS!! Now let me ask you another question, now you that you decided to be a writer are you ready to get down to business and work hard on your writing? If you are saying, I wanted to become a writer and/or because I thought it would be easy. I’m here to tell you becoming a writer isn’t easy. There’s a lot involved in becoming a writing. Let’s take a look what’s involved in becoming a writer.
Write Or Type Your Ideas:
The very first thing you’ll want to do is as soon as you decide to become a writer, you’ll want to start writing down all your ideas down on paper or type them on a separate piece of paper in no particular order. You can organize your ideas later. Your very first thing you should probably do is figure out what genre or genres you want to write in. As for your title of your book, you don’t have one yet not to worry because once your book starts coming together a title will come to you. Now you’ve started writing down ideas or typing them on a separate piece of paper, you’re ready to start your book — right? Not quite. You need get a few things first and also there’s something I suggest you do.
What You Need To Be A Writer:
What you need to be a writer is several things. They are listed below.
2.) A whole lot of patience.
3.) A whole lot of prayer.
4.) An encourage network of friends and family.
6.) If possible, try to find a mentor in an author. You never know when they’ll ask for your help. Don’t be afraid to give help.
7.) You’ll need to have a whole lot of paper and notebooks. That’s why it might be easier to just type everything on a separate page.
8.) You’ll need plenty of time.
9. You’ll need a good imagination. Let your imagination run wild it’ll help.
What You Shouldn’t Do As A Writer:
1.) In my opinion, Don’t do Webinars or Tutorials. These can be to confusing and sometimes even to technical.
2.) Don’t get to many suggestions on what to do. To many suggestions could cause confusion.
3.) Don’t hold a job and write a book at the same time.
When I say challenge yourself, I mean it. So what do I mean exactly when I say challenge yourself? I mean first before you start writing your first book, you should write one for fun just to see if you can do it. When you’ve accomplished that, then decide for sure if you still want to be a writer. If so, then the real hard work begins with editors, publishers, Marketers or do do just self published.
When Was The Writing Gene Planted?:
In everyone who wants to be a writer whether it be a writer of a book, a journalist, a blogger or a columnist the question you should ask yourself is when was the writing seed or dream planted? I say ask yourself this question because you may be asked this question by friends, family or even strangers. When you have the answer, you’ll be able to answer others much better and they’ll see you are really serious about being a writer.
My Writing Story:
I guess if someone were to ask me when my writing seed or dream started wasn’t when I was child but was way back when I was in college. A class I had to have and might I add I didn’t care for class or the professor but on this particular day, she took the class to hear Maya Angelou speak. As it turned out, it was like a meet and greet after listening to her speak. One thing that always stuck with me was when she said Never Give Up!! After that, I started writing poems on and off here and there and then fast forward to this year at the beginning of 2019, I decided to try to write my first book. After accomplishing writing two books, I decided to challenge myself to write my first box set. Would I be able to do it? Well I’m happy to say that I’m well on my way to accomplishing that too. You see, I have written three books so far and I just started my fourth and final book in the box set. My goal is to have the box set finished by the end of December 2020.
Make small goals for yourself. For example, since most chapters are 2000 words your goals will be completed every time you complete a chapter. Depending how long your book will be, you might want to make your goal a little bigger and make it every 5,000 words. Either way, these are accomplishments in their own right.
Do You Still Want To Be Writer?:
So after reading all this and all you have learned, Do You Still Want To Be A Writer? If you do, I say congratulations to you and wish you Good Luck. I also wish you good luck in writing many books. Don’t forget, don’t let anyone discourage you from writing or tell you that you can’t do it. If you want it bad enough, you’ll accomplish your goal or dream even if you have to do it in small steps.
Starting when we are young children our parents, our grandparents and even friends start asking us: What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a typical question and one that is apt to be asked sometime in your childhood. A young boy might say he wants to be a Contractor, a Fireman, a Doctor, a Lawyer then you have the girl who might say she wants to be a Nurse, a Doctor, a Teacher or Professor. However, in the world today, you might here a girl say she wants to be President, an engineer or some other jobs that is mostly dominated with men. So is it wrong for girls to think they can do a man’s job? Absolutely not. In fact, some women might be able to do the man’s job better.
Should Children Dream Big?
So should children dream big knowing they might fail? Yes of course a child should dream big knowing they might fail. Why? Because dreaming big means challenging themselves and if they challenge them self well, who knows what they will achieve. If they fail, yes there will be disappointment but it’s not the end of the world. Also, failure should be considered a stepping stone that’ll get the child to a destination or goal they never thought of.
A Child’s Dreams VS. An Adult’s Dreams
When a child has dreams they are usually small to medium dreams. When that child becomes an adult, their dreams start to change and they even start dreaming bigger dreams. So is it healthy for a child to dream big with possible failure looming? Yes it is not only healthy but it challenges the child to go for what they want. In other words, go for all the gusto you can.
Examples Of A Child’s Dream
The list goes on and on.
Examples Of An Adults Dream
2.) Franchise Manager/CEO
The list goes on and on. See any similarities between a Child’s dreams and an Adult’s dreams? Not to much difference is there?
So What Have We Learned?
That both children and adults should dream and their dreams should be big. Also, if you really want to do something and I mean really do something then I encourage you to go for it. It may not happen right away but it will happen. For example, it took me 51 years before I went for one of my dreams and I’m getting there slowly but in my past, I have been lucky enough to achieve other dreams as well. What are your dreams you want to achieve or have already achieved. I’m interested in hearing them whether big or small. Trust me, I will not judge you. To me any dream achieved is a huge accomplishment.