Rewriting And Editing Infinity

Okay. So, I have some good news and some bad news. 

I finished the first draft of Infinity. Woohoo! It’s safe to say that this was a pain in the ass story to write simply because of how weird the plot is. 

The bad news is that I’m writing an alternative version. Here’s the thing, I have two major plots for the story and although I chose a more sci-fi approach for the first, I feel like I owe it to myself to write the deep almost supernatural version of Infinity exploring death. 

It will be done within the week and then after editing the two, I’ll decide which version deserves to see the light of day. 

I apologize for not posting at all last week but I wanted to report back to you guys once I actually completed Infinity. 

On the plus side, I found a book I wrote a long time ago, nonfiction, that explores optimism, confidence and coming of age. I’ll probably publish that this week and a lot of it details my personal struggles over the last couple years. 

I’ll let you guys know as soon as it comes out and during a free promo. 

Here’s the cover I had designed. Give me your thoughts 🙂

Catch you later.

Z.K

I’m Debating With Myself

Can I manage 5000 words a day or will it shove me down a mountain straight into a pit of burnout like last week?

I don’t like to plateau. In my mind, I feel like I’m good enough to write at an elite level. But, while showering, it dawned on me that quantity does not guarantee quality.

I see a shit ton of people publishing these niche books on things like microwaves and coconut oil and I cringe. I don’t want to be one of those writers. I don’t want to ever do things for ‘easy money’. There’s no such thing as easy money. 

I strongly believe a time is quickly approaching when readers won’t be generous enough to give an author a second chance if they publish 20 page books that are nothing more than a sales gimmick.

Those guys will not last on Amazon. Which is why all my books will be nothing less than a 100 pages. I don’t want to cheat people of their money. If anything, I want them to feel like buying my books is a solid deal. 

Quality is the way to go. So the debate is more focused on whether or not I can maintain a certain standard for 5000 words a day.

I’ll give it a shot tomorrow and report back. 

Z.K

Being Jealous Of Other Writers?

I can’t remember where exactly I read this article about jealousy but the writer felt that being jealous of another writer is a good thing.

Jealousy comes with the desire to be as good as someone else. It motivates you to work harder because you don’t want to be outshined. It can knock you out of a slum and defeat writers block.

The idea behind this technique is to channel jealousy in a positive way. Use it to work harder, smarter and faster. 

Generally, I’m not the kind of person to get jealous but it does happen from time to time. Perhaps this little trick could work for me in the future. Maybe it could work for you. 

Anyway, I hope you find some value in this little post. 

I’m currently taking a short break after writing a 1000+ words. Today is another tough day because I could only fall asleep at 3am last night and was awake by 9. Eh! I just want my bed 😦 lol

The grind never stops until we destroy those goals, right? I just need to hit another 1000 words and then I’m off to bed. 

Have sweet dreams…and use it for a story if you can 😉

Z.K

Disturbances In Dialogue

Dialogue is a pain in the ass when getting into the swing of writing fiction again.

I hit a wall today when trying to write an emotionally challenging scene between the protagonist and the antagonist of my story. The hero is strapped to a table, drowsy and trying to make heads or tails of where he is whilst the villain is hovering over a table preparing to inflict damage onto the little hero. 

Now, at this point, the hero is supposed to experience absolute fear and one of his quirks is to talk excessively when nervous or afraid. The villain is more of a poetic old man who tests people with riddles and unnecessary tales. 

A conversation between someone emotive and someone cold and calculated is a tough one for me to write. 

I felt like it was flowing too unnaturally. Something felt off, especially for the situation they were in. 

After some research, I found distractions. People cut each other off, especially in times of turmoil. It’s weird how good the dialogue started to flow when I had my talkative main character try to fill the air with ridiculous taunts in order to buy time and compose himself enough to think of a plan.

That’s all for today. I worked all day and I’m completely exhausted. How’s things going? Share some of your writing woes with me in the comment section below 🙂 

Z.k