Holiday Time!

Posted by on May 18, 2012 in Protector Series, Publishing, Random, Writing | 3 comments

I know, you’re thinking “this guy has been on a writing holiday for 3 months. When the hell is this next book coming out and why is he taking another holiday?”

First of all, I know, I suck right now. But, I’m doing it for you. Really I am. I won’t distribute something that is garbage and since I hadn’t really been feeling the story, I voted for not writing crap and waiting until the time was right.

Second, the book is coming. I promise. I’m still aiming for a December 2012 release, but like I’ve said before, I won’t commit to that date officially until I’ve handed it to my editor. But, I assure you that once I get writing, I’ll be hammering out 10k in a good session (I hope) and tearing it up. It’s going to be a big book, so everything has to be just right.

Now as for this holiday business. I’m not actually going on holidays, although I wish I was. I’m taking a week off from my day job for a few reasons.

The first being that I want to spend a week with my family. My wife goes back to work near the end of June. Her maternity leave is almost over and as such, we want to have a solid week together and hopefully do some fun things as a family.

The second reason is that I want to get book 3 started!!! Lately, it seems my creativity and desire to write this story is happening in the morning. With the previous installments in the Protector series, I’ve always been a night owl. That was the only time I had to write. That’s still the only time I have to write, but for some reason, this time around, my inspiration kicks into high gear at around 10am…which is right now, hence why I was inspired to write a blog post!

Anyways, I will be kicking my own butt this week to get some work done. Hopefully a lot of work. I wouldn’t mind seeing 30k – 50k in words during my week off. That seems like a lot, but once I get going and let go, typing 90 words-per-minute tends to come in handy. That is if the story starts flowing. If it’s not, I will start writing anyways. Even if I only get a few thousand words down, I’ll keep pushing through. I can always go back and re-write chapters to fix them later, but I’m hoping once the flood gates open, the words will rush through my mind and onto the keyboard.

That’s it for now. Happy Friday!

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  1. I went through something like this for my current book. I would try and try, but only get like 200-500 words a night! It was ROUGH! But the fire's there, unlike anything I've ever had before, and it's cruising now! I hope your fire strikes soon. It sucks to not “feel” it.

    AND OMG!!! I have been inspired at the SAME time! 10 AM! And I was a night owl with DBB! However, now 5AM is pretty good, which I can bust out 1500 words before work, so it's helped a ton!

    Have a good vacay, Matt! And the pic of the doggy w/ the glasses & undies; that is wrong, but HILARIOUS!!

    • Whoa! Funny that you say all this because I was just reading YOUR blog post. Haha. I haven't tried the 5am before work writing yet, but if need be, I will. I'll do pretty much whatever it takes to write this. It's been 3 months since I worked on any of my books, and a year since I wrote anything new in this series. I'm so dying to get back!

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