Based on a fictional town and a fictional community, Kaine Thompson created a cozy murder mystery that is being released October 26 on Amazon.
The truth is no matter how much time you are given, you always run up against your own procrastination and time does not stop. Before you know it, the year is over and your book is in the same state that it was at the beginning of the year.
This is the bane of all new authors. According to the Wall Street Journal’s article on “5 Tips for Procrastinating Less,” the #1 way to address your procrastination is to “break a long-term project down into specific, concrete sub-goals.”
That is why I always create an outline of my book. This is a way to break the ENTIRE BOOK into little bits — like chapters. It’s a very useful tool for giving my book idea a rough structure.
My book signing of “Superstition Murder Club” is scheduled for October 26 at 7 p.m. in the Pueblo Room at Monte Vista Village Resort, 8865 E Baseline Road, Mesa, AZ.
I began writing at a very early age. I was three when I learned the alphabet and four when I learned that I could make words out of letters. When I learned that words strung together made sentences and sentences made stories, I found a creative outlet to last a lifetime.
When I was five, I wrote my first poem about the moon:
come down to me
or I will fly
up to you
and poke you in the eye.
Okay, stop laughing. I was only five.
My father was so proud of me that he taped my poem to the refrigerator. He stated that I was certainly destined for a writing life. It was defining moment for me.
Writing is a lonely occupation, but if you’re a writer there is nothing more rewarding than sitting with your own thoughts and creating something out of nothing with the power of your words. It’s just you, your thoughts, and your implement of choice for capturing your words.
No one can write for you. You have to write all by yourself. You may have taken courses, gone to conferences, learned from the best, but still—when you sit down to compose your thoughts, write your story, or tap into your creativity—you are alone.
When I was a reporter, I had to write while surrounded by people. The newsroom was a noisy place—people shouting, laughing, talking about what they were working on and an editor shouting at someone about something they wrote. I had to produce three stories a day, including developing the story, interview people, check my facts and race back to the newsroom to file the stories before a 5 o’clock deadline. I became very fast at writing accurately and succinctly.
Even though I had people around me, I learned how to block out the noise and let go of the distractions.