I recently posted that I’m ready to move on with my career as a self-published author and face the next big challenge. I’ve accomplished the difficult feat of actually writing and publishing my first novel – something not even some of the best “writers” have succeeded at doing. Now it’s time to focus on writing a “best-selling” novel. I’ve learned that clearly, that is something that requires a whole lot more than simply finishing a book.
So now, I’m pumped up about trying it again, but this time getting it right. That is why I posted an ad recently, seeking a serious-minded writing buddy; someone who is also ready to tackle the challenge of writing a successful novel. And to really fire things up, I’m ambitious enough to be prepared to pull this off in just one month! Here is what I wrote in the ad:
GREETINGS: All writers, self-published authors and future authors; no matter which category you fall into, the month of NOVEMBER is an opportunity for you and me! I’m ready, are you?
Now is your chance to give yourself the push you need to start AND finish that novel that’s been rattling around in your head.
Every year, National Novel Writing Month (NANO) inspires and motivates thousands of writers to take the plunge, and this year, I for one plan to join them. That is why I’m seeking a writing buddy who is just as serious about writing their own novel; specifically someone who is LOCAL to the Los Angeles area. [Male or Female]
I’m currently a self-published author of a number of non-fiction titles, but with only one work of fiction. The success of my existing novel “Experimenting With Murder” (released in 2014) has been slim to none, with monthly sales barely trickling in. I’ve been reluctant to write another novel, until I could understand and correct my publishing mistakes.
The upside of things is: During this time, I’ve managed to learn a lot about self-publishing and what it takes to write a best-selling novel. I can’t wait to get started next month and I would love to share the experience alongside someone who really gets it! I know we could help and motivate one another from start to finish, resulting in two awesome novels!!!
I live in south central Los Angeles, but can travel to surrounding areas to meet up and network (library, coffee shop, park). My current schedule is very flexible and I have lots of time to devote to writing next month. If interested, you and your time should be equally committed. We can encourage one another, act as a sounding board, or simply challenge each other to stay on task.
Do you want to give it a try? If so, please email me ASAP and provide a number so we can discuss it more.
* SERIOUS WRITERS ONLY
* LOCAL TO LOS ANGELES AREA
* AVAILABLE TO MEET REGULARLY
At this point, I’m taking ALL comers – the more the merrier, just as long as you’re committed. Drop me an email if you are.