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Quote: Don’t Do It For The Money

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When I went to write my book, I never thought of writing for the money. I wrote my book to share it. It was a story that was a part of me for so long that it needed to be shared with people.

Within the last two weeks I’ve had people approach me saying how they have enjoyed/ are enjoying my story. I’ve had people shocked with my story – in the fact they couldn’t believe that I wrote it. I’ve even had someone say and I’m quoting here,

“Every time I verbally said ‘wow’ or think ‘just one more chapter then I have to go to bed’ I had to remind myself that you wrote this… and the freaking blows my mind.”

It’s compliments like that that keeps me writing. I don’t write for the money. I don’t write for the best-seller status, movie/ show rights, or awards. I write because I love to write. I self-published because I want to share it.

I don’t do it for the money – I do this for my future readers. 🙂

30 Day Writing Challenge: Day 8 – Struggle

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Share Something You Struggle With

I think I’m not alone when I say I struggle with anxiety. I think everyone in the world struggles with this at least once in their life.

Anxiety can manifest in many different ways, but for me it’s my writing. The thing I’m so proud and so passionate to share with the world turns into my worst nightmare.

‘You wrote a book – awesome but here is everything you could have done to make it better. Here are all the things that are wrong with it, or that are missing. You forgot to add this part, or make this character do as certain thing that would have made this scene so much better. Sure, you wrote a book… but for all you know it’s the worst book in the world.’

I’ve touched upon this touch many times before (Imposter Syndrome For a Writer & Keep Calm. It is only a First Draft), and this will probably not be my last post in regards to this subject because this is something I struggle with… and sadly will probably always struggle with.

I know even if by whatever happen-stance I become the next J.K Rowling, I will still think my work isn’t good enough. In truth, it probably isn’t. In truth, there will always be things that need to be changed… and I’m sure there are things Rowling wants to change about Harry Potter even to this day no matter the success she’s had in regards to that series.

Unfortunately I’m not Rowling, and all I can do is speculate that she went through the same writer’s anxiety I have.  Imagining my favourite authors suffering the same way I have has helped me push through and continue writing. To believe I’m not alone and to write/ share this in hopes of helping someone out there feeling the same way… letting them know they aren’t alone with these feelings also pushes me to post.

The more you write the better you get. I believe that and eventually I hope to get to the point where my anxiety won’t stop me from writing. That’s a struggle I have to live with until that day actually comes.

Update: Regarding Book 1 and Book 2

 

Hello lovelies,

Just wanted to update you on what is going on.

I am in the process of having book one edited since editing is very important. This will likely take a couple of weeks, and changes will probably take another week… then there will be a final edit session.

I am hoping to still have this out by Christmas, but we shall have to wait and see.

Now, as the title to this post has suggested, I will be talking about book 2 of the P6 series.

As I have completed book one, and I am waiting for the editor to be finished making changes/ suggestions, I am left being bored out of my mind. So, since I’ve been writing book one for 6 months straight, I decided I would start book 2.

Progress on this book will be slower since I am still working on editing/ publishing book one… but I will let you know that I have completed the first two chapters.

I will hopefully have book 2 out by the summer or fall of next year. We shall have to wait and see. (Depends on how obsessed I get with it.)

That’s all I have for updates right now. If you have any questions leave them in the comments and I’ll be sure to answer them.

Toodles for now,

Classy (Deanna) Canuck 🙂

Update: Page Count and Word Count!

Good news everyone. Second review is complete. The page count is 179, but that doesn’t matter because pages can change… so word count is 74,902. WOOOHOOO!

With that done and I am now moving on to refining this project even further, I wanted to share with you something fun. 🙂 The index. Yay!

Not as exciting as the map or title page, I know. But the fact I now have an index takes me one step closer to being down this project. Well no… it doesn’t…but it’s nice to think that. XD

So, enjoy.

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Index will be refined later on when I have fully completed the editing addition of my works but it is a start. 😛

UPDATE: Something Exciting

I have something exciting to share with you.

I’m on the final part of the first book. By part, I literally mean Part. Part Four to be exact.

The way I’ve decided to divide up the book are in Parts. Each Part focusing on a main theme as reflected in the Part Title. This is one reason why I haven’t been sharing chapter updates, as for the moment there are no chapters. I’ve removed them all.

I find chapters to have to serve a purpose and just putting Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3 without a title under it is just a waste of space you could put towards adding more story to your… well… story. 😛

We shall see if I’ll change back to the chapter thing, but at the moment I’m liking how things are at the moment.

So here is Part Four (Final Part) of Book 1 of P6

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Now to clarify. Parts are not chapters. Parts in the sense I’m using them are defining the end of one piece of the story and moving into the next section of the whole story. Each Part averages over 20-30 pages. I use breaks between events in the parts to indicate change in time, or change of scene.

I find the story flows better this way, but of course, that’s just me. 😛

At the moment I’m experimenting with my set-up and will hopefully find one that pleases me before I publish.

If I don’t, well I have 5 more books to get it right. ^.^

Toodles for now,

Classy Canuck

UPDATE: CHANGE IS A COMING

Hello everyone,

Firstly, look at the pretty header.

Ooooo, aaaaaahhhh.

Anywho… I’m sorry I didn’t post anything yesterday as I decided spending 9 hours in emerge was the best way to spend a Friday. Who doesn’t love sitting around puking people, or screaming kids while waiting for doctors to run tests on you like an animal in a cosmetics lab…

Yeah… but, the good this is I am healthier today. Yay!

With that, I wanted to share with you some updates asides from the new header.

Check out the About Prophecy Six. It has had some changes to it, which I think (and hope) you’ll like.

I am working away on the book still, and I’m close to being done the second write through. It still needs editing, and the fine tooth comb but it is on track to be done around December.

I can’t believe I’ve only given myself 6 months to do this, but damn it I’ll complete this. XD

That’s all for now. Let me know what you think about the changes. I always love hearing from you.

Toodles,

Classy Canuck

UPDATE: I know, I’m sorry.

Let’s start with: I know, I’m sorry…

It has been weeks since I’ve posted an actual update to my book progress and I’m a horrible person for not keeping you all informed.

The reason I haven’t done that, was due to writers block, which until the past three days I’ve been suffering from. Now, I’m back and now I can say I have completed chapter nine of P6 book 1.

Yay!

Here’s proof:

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Being that it is 5 am, I believe I deserve some rest before I get up in three hours to go to work for a few hours. XD

Also, the other reason I haven’t been updating is because I am working on a side project to add to my P6 Folder of Awesome. A reference that I, and my future readers, may find incredibly useful when reading my series.

That useful extra will be posted when I reach 300 followers… which will be very soon. Hence my focus has been on that to complete. 😛

Anywho, that is all I have for you all for now.

Toodles,

Classy Canuck 🙂

UPDATE: Chapters and special things

Yello everyone,

It’s been a while since I have updated you on the P6 series. Everything is going well. I’ve hit a wall, at the moment, but I’m working through it. I will prevail!

Now, some of you want history and background on my series – more specifically Gaitan – which is coming. I just want to complete something super special for you all before that stuff goes up.

I want to keep what it is a secret, but I will give you a riddle for you to figure out what it could be. 😛

I have rivers with no water,
Forests with no trees,
Mountains with no rocks,
Towns with no houses?
What am I?

Stay tuned for more updates soon. 🙂

Only Fear

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All my life I’ve been afraid.

I was afraid of the dark. I was afraid of disappointing my parents. I was afraid of the kids in my school, and afraid of what my teachers thought of me.

I was afraid of the future. I was afraid of my actions leading to trouble.

I was afraid to be me.

For most of my life I was afraid. For most of my life I didn’t take chances, or make certain choices because I was afraid what would happen.

I stayed safe. I went unnoticed and I was okay with that. Going unnoticed meant I wasn’t doing anything that would call for punishment.

Now, don’t take all of this as I had a terrible childhood. I wasn’t abused or neglected. Heck, I had a great childhood with wonderful parents who did all they could to see me succeed in this world. I was lucky, I know that. But, with all the support I had and love I had… I was still afraid.

I was mostly afraid of what people would think of me, if I was wanting to be myself.

The closest thing I had to being able to show myself was writing. I could create situations I would not be judged in. I would make my characters do things that might not have been considered the social norm. They didn’t get judge. They were not afraid.

That’s when I realized that I needed to change how I was.

There was a world around me to explore and chances I could take that would either end well or not so well.

The world had no right to judge me… because it knew nothing about me.

It took 24 years and a quarter life crisis to make me realize that everything I had been afraid of was made up in my own mind. My scum-bag brain had created situations that never would happen. The voices I believed were from those around me, was my own.

As soon as I realized that, it was like a weight lifted off my shoulders. The world opened up to me, and hell… for a moment it made me feel unstoppable.

I want to publish a book now more than I ever had before, because that’s what I want to do. I don’t want to be afraid any more.

All I want to fear from this day forward is fear itself.

…Let’s see how I do… XD

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