Can't believe I've finally reached a point where I am posting my stories for people to read. It's been a crazy journey that has been full of ups, downs, twists, and turns. When I started writing this book in June of 2020 I had no idea how long it would take. I didn't even know if I would actually finish a book much less get it to the point where I could post it and sell it. But I did, and I'm proud of that. 2020 has been such a wild rollercoaster that I know we've all wanted to get off of at times, but this is one aspect of it that I'm so glad I was part of.
I've also learned a LOT about writing that I didn't know. So much of the process that I just couldn't understand until I actually started writing it. I think I understand now why authors are so peculiar! Having entire conversations with yourself at 2AM tends to do that! Turning down requests to hangout with people because you've got a good idea for your next chapter starts to make you a bit of a recluse, but the first time a new reader, with no connection to you, gives you any sort of positive feedback makes the entire process worth it.
Georgia Moonbeams turned out to be a lot bigger than I first expected it to be. I thought I was writing one book, but soon enough the first book was just the beginning. An idea for a second book came, and then a third. Of course, if you're writing about a high school teenager why not chronicle his entire journey so plans for a fourth book were made. After reaching chapter 66 of book one, and being at close to 500k words it was decided that book 1 should be split into two different books.
Two chapters ... that's all I had to start with. Now I'm about 3 to 4 chapters away from being done with book 2. This has truly been a whirlwind journey, but man what a ride.