20 August 2009

Balancing Novel Writing and Promoting

Writing and promotion of a writer's work are each full-time jobs, especially when you are a one-man-show. I have been promoting the first novel, Axe of Iron: The Settlers, so the second novel, Axe of Iron: Confrontation has suffered as a consequence.

The cast of characters in my historical fiction series, Axe of Iron, alluded me, lurking indistinct in the shadows, almost pouting because of my absence, until I brought them forward again from where I had left them four months ago.

It is difficult to get back into the story after such a period of time away. A writer must re-read what has been written--fourteen chapters in my case--and try to reengage. I have done that, finally, and the manuscript for the second book of my series, Axe of Iron: Confrontation will be edited again and released this Fall as planned.

If you are unfamiliar with the concept of my series about the disappearance of the Greenland Vikings, visit my website for details.

1 comment:

Angela Wilson said...

I'm in this position now. It is incredibly frustrating to try to get back into a project. Sometimes, even drawing enthusiasm after a long day of marketing for clients online just doesn't happen.

Thanks for sharing!