Writing – Just Do It!
I think every published author has heard the question:
How do you write a book?
I think my favorite quote is:
Honestly, sometimes it feels like this. It can exhaust you. You pour your heart and soul into each letter, each word, each sentence, each paragraph, each story. When you hold a book, you are literally holding onto someone’s dream.
Writing is an amazing thing.
So… How does one write?
Quite simply, BIC.
Sit down and write. It doesn’t have to be perfect. First drafts are called sloppy copies in school for a reason! *laughing* The main thing is to get your idea down onto paper or the computer screen. Breathe life into the sparks of your thoughts. Watch as the oxygen gives energy and becomes more vivid. Before you know it, you will have your story, or at least the gist of it, down.
Take a break.
Take a deep breath.
Take a good look at your manuscript.
Be proud. You have accomplished something magical. Something extraordinary.
Then roll up your sleeves and get ready to do the HARD work. Yes, I wrote “HARD”. “But that WAS hard,” you say? I know. I struggle even after writing professionally for over 18 years! BUT getting that first draft ready for publication… that’s where you add pressure to every word, every scene. You squeeze. You shift your visions. You hold onto the parts that matter and move the story forward. You learn to toss the parts that stall your story.
Continue moving forward. Constantly! Before you know it, you will have a story that sparkles like a diamond.
Keep checking in on Wednesdays, as I will be sharing writing tips and tricks I have learned over the years. Somethings I had to learn the hard way and some things I was lucky enough to have someone else pass onto me.
Leave me a comment:
Where are you in your writing career?
Do you have a hard time with ideas?
What is your downfall?
Until next time…
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