The Most Difficult Thing About Being a Writer | In the Spotlight Guest Post

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The Most Difficult Thing
About Being a Writer

(And the easiest.)

by T.A. Moorman


The most difficult thing would be finding the time to be able to write. Unless you’re already an established author getting paid actual money for the books that you write, you unfortunately cannot be a full time writer. As the saying goes, you can’t quit your day job, well, night job in my case. And if you’re a parent on top of that? GOOD LUCK! LOL! Some people say how they have more time than money, I constantly feel like I don’t have either one. Especially when the bootleggers come into the picture. That is also extremely difficult. It’s bad enough when people put out big names to download for free, when you do that to a self-published author you may as well cut them with a rusty serrated edge blade. It’d hurt a lot less. Because now you’re not only taking away sales, but possible reviews as well.

The easiest? The writing in and of itself. I love to write, always have. As a matter of fact it is a whole lot easier for me to put my feelings down on paper than it is for me to just open my mouth up and talk. Especially if you ask me to tell you how I feel about something, you may as well just punch me in the nose. When social media came into the picture it was like one of those awe moments for me. I got to speak with, make friends and even flirt with people without having to actually talk and worry about having a beyond awkward convo. Even though it now gets me into trouble more often than not since I tend to ‘speak’ too much. And I have non-stop ideas in my head. I’m not going to say I have voices speaking to me (I’d never admit that!), but I do have millions of characters just sitting in wait to let their story be told. And if I was to ever write a book on my own life it would be filled with so much drama and tragedy that people would probably find a hard time believing that it wasn’t fiction.

I love to write, always have, always will. It isn’t just something I do, it’s a part of who I am. And trust me when I say that, I’m already working on several other books and I’m barely getting paid for the first. But each and every time I get back a review saying someone not only liked but loved my words, that makes it all more than worth it. It gives a sense of accomplishment that goes beyond any type of comparison. My grammar and punctuation will probably never be perfect. I just hope that the story itself and the characters within it will touch my readers in some way, shape, or form.



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The Overview

Synopsis: Underlayes is another dimension where all sorts of nocturnal creatures reside; witches, vampires, fae, shifters, werewolves…… The dimension was created by all of these creatures working side by side to escape the scrutiny and danger to their very existence that stemmed from the human world. Humans tend to fear things they do not understand and tend to try and eliminate anything that they fear. Even though these nocturnal beings were actually humanoid themselves as well, just different, more enhanced, than their day bearing brethren…

Amongst those beings lies a very powerful witch, Tialanna, who is to become the queen of all Underlayes witches.

Thinking the worst part of her life was the fact that she was betrothed to a complete stranger while in love with someone else. She is in for a rude awakening when she discovers the truth of who, and what, she truly is.

Tialanna is about to learn the truth behind several lies, because not only does her life depend on it, but so does the fate of the family she never even knew she had. But hey, life would probably just be boring if she didn’t have to deal with elemental witches, vampires, demons, sorcerers, bindings, spells and whatnot, right?

This book is intended for mature audiences only as there will be both graphic violence and graphic sex.

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7 responses to “The Most Difficult Thing About Being a Writer | In the Spotlight Guest Post

  1. I’m a writer (only have one thing published) and boy do I get the time thing! Its so hard to find the time with work and family and blogging to sit down and write. And while I don’t think what I’ve written has been pirated, it infuriates me to know end that people seem to think they’re entitled to whatever they want for free! I wish there were a way to fix this problem 🙁

    • So do I. It sux. I did a search for my book one day and saw it being offered as one of those deals where u complete some offer then get the eBook for free.

    • This is actually my first published book. But definitely not my last. But I’ve been writing for years, blogging, articles in guerrilla magazines, short stories for different sites, poetry contests, etc.