So the other day I established why I wrote The Leopard King Saga, an epic tale set against the backdrop of Ancient Rome, utilizing a unique magic system and world-building.
As I stated in my earlier post, my muse was pushing me to write this tale. I drew up an outline for the series and decided on 4 books. This would be the length for telling the tale.
I started in early 2010 with my plan for putting these characters on paper, thus giving them life. It was a tall order, but after a year of research and note-taking I was ready to write the first book, THE LEOPARD VANGUARD.
Editing was the next major challenge, I was broke and couldn’t hire an editor. So I self-edited. I think I did a decent job, since reader complaints about grammar and style have been nonexistent. But I read over 10 different books on self-editing, and they worked. This had become more than just a novel or project, it was my essence that I had to transform in the form of a book and I wanted to put my best effort forward.
Since then, The Leopard Vanguard has garnered many positive reviews on both Amazon.com and Goodreads. Sure, there have been some critical reviews, but I believe those are good to have. I mean, no book is perfect. Right? There will always be people out there who won’t like your work. Some will be professional about it, others, not so much.
So the goal is, whether you write, paint or compose. Create what you were meant to create. I’m lucky to know two really good people who are writers, who’ve given me positive advice on staying the course. Out of respect to their privacy, I won’t mention their names, but one is from Brighton, England, and the other Winnipeg, Canada. You both know who you are and I thank you.
So, what are you waiting for? Go create what’s in your heart, and let your best work come forth!
T.A. UNER is the Author of various novels and short stories. Please be sure to follow him on LeopardKingSaga.com, where he blogs about writing, self-publishing and sales & marketing. You can also subscribe to his blog posts and have them delivered directly to your e-mail inbox.