A J McDine
The dreaded Writers' Block and a 99p deal
Writing has taken a bit of a back seat over the last few weeks, as I am currently suffering from that dreaded affliction Writers' Block.
It's a rather unpleasant condition that has laid me low a handful of times in the nine years I have been writing fiction.
The only cure, in my experience, is to try to find some headspace and work through it. I have to keep reminding myself that I'm not aiming for perfection at this stage in the process, I just need to get the words on the page. After all, a first draft doesn't have to be perfect. It's just me telling myself the story. The polishing comes later.
I'm hoping that the start of a new week will be the incentive I need to crack on and get Book Four done, so I'll be crawling back into my writing cave tomorrow and won't be emerging until I'm back on track.
Happily, things are still happening behind the scenes. I have finally chosen a title for the new book and last week briefed my cover designer, Stuart Bache. I can't wait to see what he comes up with. Seeing his initial concepts for the first time is always really exciting. But this will be the first time I'll have had the cover and title finalised before I'm even halfway through writing the first draft.
If that's not an incentive to get the b****y book finished, nothing is!!
Meanwhile, No One I Knew, my third thriller, is just 99p in the UK and 99c in Canada and Australia for the next few days.
Apologies to readers in the US, but Amazon is considering the book for a Kindle deal at the moment, which means I have to leave the price untouched in the US store.
To mark the occasion, I have put together some of my favourite quotes from reviews of the book by my favourite book bloggers. I'm so grateful to them all for writing such lovely things about Cleo and Immy's story. They are an amazing bunch of people, so friendly and supportive. This writing lark wouldn't be half so much fun without them!
To download your copy, here are the links:
And don't forget, all three of my thrillers are completely free to read with Kindle Unlimited.
That's all from me for now. Wish me luck as I head back into first draft hell!
And, as always, happy reading!