I’ve been working on several writing projects lately, both fiction and non-fiction. The next couple nonfiction books will likely be personal development books. I’ve read about two hundred books over the past few years. Most of them were nonfiction selfimprovement books like The 4-Hour Workweek and Think and Grow Rich. They have transformed my life for the better, and now I want to teach others what I have learned.
I’m working on two books on the same topic of personal development, but they will approach the subject from different angles. As with any decent nonfiction book, the research is timeconsuming and tedious. I’m crossing my fingers and hope to release one by the end of January 2017.
Participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) this past year gave me a glimpse of what it’s like to be a fiction writer. I had always toyed with the idea but never thought I had the writing skills to write good fiction. So, as I usually do when my skills are lacking somewhere, I began reading and learning more about writing fiction.
My first two attempts at fiction will likely be in the categories of postapocalyptic scifi and paranormal psychic suspense. How I release them will depend on how happy I am with the quality of writing. Possible venues for release include Wattpad, my website, or Amazon. Who knows? Maybe I’ll even experiment with releasing them on some of the smaller e-book platforms like Kobo, Apple iBooks, or Google Play Books.
The theme for my next few books is what writers call “write to market.” It’s a controversial topic. It means writing what readers want to buy. On one extreme, you write whatever you feel like writing, even if nobody will pay a penny to read it. On the other extreme is writing about popular topics purely for the money. I take the middle path. Every time I come up with an idea for a book I want to write, I add it to my “future projects” list. When it’s time to decide on my next writing project, I choose an idea from the future projects list that I think would do well financially. That way, I write to market but still only write what I want.
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