As I’ve gotten older I’ve realized something very important:
Time can get away from you.
The caveat being if you let it.
2018 in particular was a tumultuous time when it came to writing.
I wasted a lot of time procrastinating. Time I could’ve been using to work on my craft.
I kept shooting myself in the foot. I would set deadlines only to miss them because I didn’t allocate the proper time to actually write.
The old cliche goes “New Year. New Me.”
I just think when the calendar flips over to a new year it gives you a fresh start. Another opportunity to right your wrongs.
Speaking of righting your wrongs I have a terrible habit of over-analyzing and self-editing my writing. I’m trying my hardest to break that habit and just write.
Recently, I downloaded a speech to notes app. So far it’s been working pretty well. I figure if I spend 10-15 minutes recording my notes I can get around 1000-1500 words easy.
Also, this allows me to work on two projects at the same time. (Something I’ve been unsuccessful at)
I wont fix everything all at once but I’m self aware enough to know there is room for improvement.
I have stories I want the world to read. I just have to be disciplined enough to get the ideas out of my head and on the computer screen.
Here is my 2019 WIP list (List subject to change)
Untitled sequel to A Recipe for Survival
Untitled Young Adult/New Adult Novel
Here is the synopsis for A Recipe for Survival:
A Recipe for Survival
A Novel by Marc Avery
Detective Adriannis “Aaden” Bravo is a highly decorated officer with a legendary clearance rate. Detective Aubrey Bryce is reckless, narcissistic, and a serial womanizer. After Aubrey’s transfer from narcotics to homicide, he and Aaden are forced into working together.
Aaden is all about the job, Aubrey is all about the women, and their next case is all about survival.
Giuseppe “Discipline” Cain is cold-hearted, calculated, and resentful. After he is released from prison, he turns Philadelphia into his own personal killing ground. No one in the city is safe—not men, not women, not even the family members of an elected official.
Aaden and Aubrey have the complimentary skillsets to solve the case, but can they cast aside their differences and stay alive long enough to bring Discipline to justice?
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