In the middle of writing my 700 page novel, I have wanted to also keep up with a series. I was chatting with a few friends what’s been happening and I always have an interesting encounter when I can’t find a ride and need to walk myself 2.5 hours when I can’t count on people. I have decided to create a series out of my walking adventures as something freaking crazy always happens every time I have to walk no matter what time of day it is. I’m glad I have friends who are interested in reading and writing. I used to be friends with this psycho girl who was my roommate’s ex and she’d get tired of me talking about reading/writing. I’m like if I found friends who are interested reading and writing that they could never be tired of talking about it. We had absolutely nothing in common except for our love of pets.
Have also definitely been chatting with townies and Internet friends as well and they really want to read my novel. Unfortunately me and my OCD take my sweet time in finishing writing it. It’s about everything in life, but especially humanity, humility, changing, being humble, forgiveness, the truth about people, and moving on, but a huge chunk of my novel is based off of someone I care about very much and I can’t make it sloppy. Because of who it’s about I’m making sure I portray whichever characters in how I want to portray each villain and each hero. I’m making sure it has a nice flow to it. With the amount of time and effort I’m spending on it, I hope it gets out there because I wish that if enough people download it half of the proceeds will go to animal shelters, that’s if people are willing to pay $5 or so to help animals out and in this way, I can get my work out there as well. I’m not necessarily looking for profits, it would be nice to make a buck or two, but I’m more interested in finding ways of being able to get known for my work so eventually I can make a living off of it. I know it’s not going to happen right away. Luckily have another job with weekly income so I do not have to depend on my writings.
If you don’t want to read my story I worked my ass off for to perfect based off of the description you might think is shitty, that’s fine, but at least if you have a heart you’d download it to save an animal and you don’t have to read my story at all. I’m charging around $5 or $6 to have some for donations to the shelter and half myself, plus it will be 700 pages so I think that’s a fair price. I had short stories for $0.99 cents that nobody downloaded, so maybe I’ll up the ante, then, especially when it’s for a good cause.
I’ve always wanted to donate money to the shelters but I’ve had a tough time struggling myself and I need to put my priorities in order. I had to stop volunteering when I couldn’t find a paying job because I couldn’t handle volunteering and a regular job. I can’t donate when I have bills to pay myself so I’m trying to find new ways to make a little extra cash so I am able to donate. I donated my turkey I got for free from work on Thanksgiving.
Some friends always tell me, “Not too many people think like you.” I wish more people did think like me (the world would probably be a better place!), but at least my friends think like me when it comes to talking about humanity and topics that I am very opinionated about. I’m glad they have my sense of humor as well. I had to stop being friends with people who didn’t get my humor because ex-friends acted like it was bothering them and in turn treated me like shit so I’m like whatever. I know I’ll be able to find other friends who will tolerate my humor because it is their humor as well.