Something odd seems to happen to me when I'm in the middle of a writing piece.
At least, this feels very familiar, so I'm guessing it's happened to me before.
When I'm in the middle of an opening draft, I run out of things to talk about writing wise. If you look at my Twitter feed or my Facebook page it's full of things about my wedding or LeBron James or the latest Bobby Gonzalez nonsense.
But very little writing stuff.
Why is that?
Because I've become sick of updating my word count. How interested are you in the fact that I wrote 1,000 words today? Truth is, you aren't. Or you shouldn't be.
What you should care about is what the book's about. And I'm not ready to tell you that. I don't even completely know yet. So I'm not going to talk about that.
I'm going to talk about anything and everything else.
That's the thing about Twitter and Facebook and the blogs. It's very insular. We communicate too often with other writers, and I feel at times we shut the reader out. The casual reader doesn't care how many words I wrote today. They don't care how you're going to go out and promote your next book.
They care about the story. Do they want to read it?
Writing about how you create a marketing plan, your brand, and your work ethic aren't going to sell a reader on that.
So that's what we as writers need to focus on. Or at least, I should.
And since I'm not ready to talk about the book yet, I'll stick to LeBron.
I only have another 18 hours to do it.