Archive for January, 2013

Work, Work, Work

Monday, January 28th, 2013

So. I’ve started another book. I’m 585 words in, which isn’t much at all in the grand scheme of things. It’s not a blank page, which is a plus, but it’s also not great.

The biggest problem is, however, the crows of doubt have already begun to gather. You see, I want this story to be good. I want to blow the editor’s socks off. I want her to be engrossed and enthralled from word #1. And right now, I don’t even know if I can do that. Oh, there’s a turn of phrase or two in there now that I rather like, but is it magical? Captivating?

Um, no.

And now we’re stuck in a catch-22 of the creative world. You want what’s in your head — the breathtaking images, the witty lines, the evocative description — to translate to the page. But it doesn’t always happen. Let’s say that it *normally* doesn’t happen. It’s a moment of planetary alignment when it does. A Blue Moon month, as it were. The point is — and what I’m trying to remind myself at this very moment — is you can’t think about your project that way. It’ll either end up being noteworthy, or it won’t. It won’t help to worry about it. It will be what it will be.

So easy to say. Ugh.

It’s too early to make judgments about this story. Nothing can be said either way. So I need to just tell the crows to piss off, stuff peanut butter into the mouths of the voices in my head, and simply keep on writing.

Right? I am, aren’t I? Right, that is.

I’d like to be able to say, “Nah, it’s already awesome; I know it is, the book will be published immediately…”

But I can’t. That’s too obnoxious. And arrogant. Ugh. Ridiculous.

Well. Off I go to work on the-book-that-would-hopefully-be-”not-dreck”.

It’s Here!

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Welcome to release day, gang!

Head here to pick up your very own copy of my newest book — Party Starter! I’ll be back later to post some music videos of songs that helped inspire this book, so stay tuned!

And thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the book!

Release Day TOMORROW!

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Apparently I really do suck at this promotion nonsense. I have a NEW BOOK out tomorrow and have said nary a single word to promote it.

*sigh*

Well! Despite that, I hope folks are interested in my new wee volume and will pick it up the moment it is available. I’m going to write a couple of posts in the next couple of days that will show my musical inspiration for this story — and there certainly is some! So I hope you’ll come back and take a look. I’ll be Tweeting about new blog posts as they come up, so keep an eye out! And if you’re not following me already on Twitter, come and find me! I’m @Kris_Starr

On that note, I’m going to log in to Twitter now and start yammering a little. We’ll see how clever I am…!