I actually don’t know if I’d told anyone this but outside of being a reader i am also a writer. No, I am not some big accomplished author or anything like that but i do write novels. I write romance with an emphasis of many other genres. I don’t really have one set genre that I like to incorporate into my romance, I sort of just go with the flow of that idea.
The last book I finished is actually the first book in a six book series called The Dark Warriors. It’s called Hunter and has actually taken a year for me to write it. It’s taken so long because life sort of…just got in the way. I started the novel after doing extensive research and brainstorming last year, around February 2014. The first novel is called Hunter. At that time I had started a blog called The Yellow Book Project. I decided that instead of writing it to myself, I would upload the book in a series of posts. I guess I mainly decided to do it because I wanted others to see my thought process as the book progressed.
Readers could see my mess ups and mistakes, they could see where I decided to change the direction of the novel or areas that I put more emphasis and focus. I also made posts between that weren’t of the novel. Just sort of updates on my thoughts or on what was going on in my life or excuses (yes excuses) for not uploading the next portion or writers block.
For me, I think it was more of a journey that I took on. During the course of writing this book, I got into a car accident that totaled my last car (I was not at fault!!), I got a new car, I got a part time job out of boredom, I moved from the Midwest to Florida, I moved into a new apartment with roommates, I even discovered a new writers niche! So much happened and so much has changed. I like to believe that I became a better writer over that time but the evidence as to whether that is true is in the posts.
Anyway, I figured I’d share that tidbit with you guys! I finished Hunter in April and began querying. I had initially thought about started the second book in the series, Vectio, but thought better of it. Writing the first book was a commitment and while I’m not afraid of those, I don’t think i’ve matured into the writer that I want to be for this series, just yet. I was reading this interview that really touched my heart a few months ago. The author had said that sometimes it’s not the right time to write a particular book and you need to be able to see when that time is. That’s how I feel about the series. I’m not as focused, interested or immersed into this series as I was in the beginning. I am definitely still going to write it but I don’t want to half ass a series that I know is great just because I’ve already finished one novel. So…in other words, The Dark Warriors series will come to past; I’m just not ready to write it.
I’ve inserted the URL to the blog below! The posts are numbered! Feel free to read however much of it you want and comment! I would definitely appreciate the support, advice or anyone’s thoughts on the story.