One of the most frustrating things for a writer is writer's block. It's a terrible feeling, and it can strike at any time. Oddly enough, my most recent bout of it came after finishing two novellas in a trilogy. Both novellas combined were over 40,000 words, which I had written in approximately one month's time. However, as soon as I started the third installment, I got into chapter two and realized I hated the direction of the story and had no idea how to fix it.
I'm constantly brainstorming and mulling ideas, and while the characters for the novella continued to 'speak' to me, I had no idea how to get them to where they ultimately needed to be. Finally, I decided to break the one rule I absolutely had to set for myself several years ago--I edited/started over in order to reset my muse. Thankfully it worked, and over the past week I've been able to find new direction that works.
Now that I've overcome that stumbling block, I've been focusing on wrapping up the piece and also looking forward to the downhill slide toward the holidays and the end of the year. We all know the Christmas/holiday shopping season has begun. With that in mind, I've scheduled some holiday deals for Ride the Train and A Body to Die For.
Beginning on December 1, 2015 through December 7, 2015, both novels will be on a countdown deal at for the Kindle. For 80 hours you can get each eBook for $0.99, and then the price goes up to $1.99 for the remaining 80 hours of the deal. The great thing about this is that you can gift eBooks to friends and family, so if you've already purchased them, you can still get a great deal on a gift.