My biggest issue I’m having isn’t that I published a book but how to talk about my published book. I have this problem when I start talking I can’t shut up, which can lead to me either telling too much of the story or cutting myself short of what I can share.
So, when someone asks me what I’m writing… I normally become an awkward penguin and clam up before stuttering my way through a very poorly assembled explanation of my book.
It’s not the fact I don’t know what I’m writing… it’s the fact I don’t know what I want to share with you.
I love my series and the pieces I write. I know what I’m writing… I just don’t know what to tell you. There is so much to tell you about the story from the world it’s based in to the characters it’s about. There are traditions, laws, rules, creatures, religions just like planet either. It’s a great diverse world I created with diverse people… so if you want a short explanation you aren’t going to get it.
If you want a short explanation you’ll get:
“It’s a ya fiction focused around social issues in a fantasy world.”
“It’s follows the main character trying to find others like herself who are meant to save or destroy the world… depends on what way they lean by the end of the series.”
Ambiguous as heck… but not giving anything away. I’m also fighting with myself at this point… not wanting to explode with passionate description about everything. I’m wanting to tell them everything about Gaitan… I want to share with them my characters like Caldor, Liora, Foe…
I want them to understand why I love it…
But when they ask ‘what are you writing?’ they are expecting a short explanation like those two examples above… not the world’s story.
And so, that’s why I usually give them a shrug and tell them ‘I have no idea’ with a smile before directing them to my kindle page. 🙂