Moving Forward to Create New Things in the Book Publishing World
All projects come to an end for people and then they find themselves moving forward to create new things. The siren’s song for me is the book publishing world to get a novel and novellas out.
Producing a variety of entertainment in different genres for viewers continues to be something I enjoy and will keep doing.
Up to this point in my creative life writing, directing and producing independent feature films, erotic cinema and racy reality programs has not fully satisfied me.
It’s not because I haven’t had joy producing entertainment. It’s because unfinished business. I told myself I would one day write a novel, but still haven’t many many many days later.
It’s time to stop screwing around and putting off a creative dream that I can’t ignore anymore.
Now I’ve finally decided to pursue novel writing or to put it a better way, finishing at least one novel. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, but let fear hold me back.
I also want to explore taking some of the short stories I’ve written over years and enlarging to them to novellas. I have no idea on the differences between short stories, novellas, short shorts etc.
My goal is to finish the current novel I’m writing titled “Crazy Love Story” that’s based on a screenplay of the same name and to figure out how to package short stories to readers that enjoy the genre.
This is all new to me, so what I’ve been doing is visiting writer’s blog that already have experience in those areas to learn about self-publishing books and book marketing. It’s been a rewarding experience researching because I’ve been a book junkie since I was a kid.
I’m coming across talented writers that I relate to as independents on the way they write novels, short fiction and poems without holding back.
These independent writers are also creative and resourceful on how they market their books outside of the big publishers with big money to market writers.
Reminds me of the independent film scene where people outside of the big studios with big money to market movies have to get creative when it comes to promotion.
Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy popular mainstream writers like Stephen King, John Grisham and Conn Iggulden. I buy books in lots of different genres that are best-sellers.
I also like to read stories from writers that aren’t household names yet, the go-getter independent writers who self-publish their work and don’t give a shit if they’re writing in a popular genre or not.
I’ve always felt there is enough room for mainstream produced movies and published books and independent produced movies and self-published books to connect with viewers and readers.
I’ll see where this novel and short story writing road takes me. I was talking to Tim “Timbo” Beachum about books. He already knew I was going to hit him up to cut a book trailer for “Crazy Lover Story.”
It’s hard for me not to think like an independent filmmaker. Tim has had recent success with writing and selling eBooks that deal mostly with information. I’ve strictly been a writer that focuses on creative entertainment and not how-to or informational books.
Except for the book I wrote titled “The First Movie is the Toughest.” This book only really came to be because I started to see how many emails I would get about indie filmmaking from screenwriting to movie distribution that I would sometimes answer the same question to 10 different people.
I had fun writing the book because I shared information more like a memoir compared to a movie making text book. I pretty much put it all out there on what my indie film movie experiences were like.
If anyone really wants to make an indie movie and wants honesty it’s a book to read. Not because I wrote it. Because I was brutally honest and covered areas of making movies that I’ve never personally read in most filmmaking books.
Enough on information books for now. I’m looking forward to finishing “Crazy Love Story” novel. I’m finding great resources being part of the social media on Twitter where writers with lots more experience than me have blogs that are inspirational, entertaining and informative.
All I do know right now is when I finish the “Crazy Love Story” novel I’m not going to fight what I am or know. That’s indie entertainment. So I’ll try to market the novel like a movie.
But another part me of is saying it’s time to listen to Tim Beachum aka The SEO Bully on book marketing. This is indie filmmaker Sid Kali typing FADE TO BLACK