My editor has been working on my novel “Squirrel Mafia” for a small while now. It will be a book that I will self publish instead of trying for a publisher. The story started a few years ago when I observed the squirrels in my back yard. While I use to think squirrels were cute and even adorable, I no longer feel this way. They are evil little rodents who love to plaque Jasper and me.
What will be a bit different from my other writings is there will be pictures in each chapter. Ones that I shot myself in the area I live in. I am super excited to get it on the market and for people to learn about these creatures in a way they may never have heard off.
The joy of being a writer. We can write about anything that comes in our path or in our mind. The small and the big and the in between can all be wrapped up onto pages between a book. Isn’t that great? I surely think so. My list of ideas of things to write on grows just about every day. Some are ideas that probably won’t see the light but that’s okay. So long my brain is thinking, plotting and wondering on what to write next that is the best part.
So yes I wrote a book about squirrels and how they are not what they seem. It is dark humor, no one gets hurt in the book, but I hope people will enjoy the sarcasm that is placed inside. I had a lot of fun writing it especially since the motivation was definitely there. Who knew when I started writing this would end up as one of my story lines? I surely didn’t. All it took was for me to look outside my window and the idea came on its own.
Lesson learned. Look around you, pay attention, get out and see what is going on outside your four walls. The ideas will come in boatloads if not more. It is so much fun when an idea comes that I just want to stop and write about it. The only problem is having too many ideas that I can’t possible get it all done in a decent amount of time. But it is a good thing to have more ideas than not enough, right?
“Squirrel Mafia” will be out in a bit but while I wait I am working on my apocalyptic YA book, “Lost Faith” and my third book in my Jasper series. If I only knew how much fun it would be to be a writer, I would definitely have started sooner.