Friday, April 15, 2011
The Up's and Down's of Writing
So I've decided to write a book. I have always enjoyed writing and found it to be a great way to download what's in my brain. I feel like there is a story that's been festering in my head and it's just begging to get out. It took a while for me to realize that it wasn't just an idea in my head but rather a story that needed to be written down and shared with anyone that could find it. Writing with this purpose stops just short of addiction. I have found myself waking up at night with new ideas and ways to improve what I have written and pestering family and friends with my ideas. When I don't get the chance to write or brainstorm for a couple of days I get to jonesing for it, withdrawals if you will. I decided to start this blog to supplement my fix when I only have a few minutes to write. I have to believe that I'm not the only one. So anyone that wants to share in my literary reverie may either comment or guest post. I've always heard that you have to write a lot and you'll suck for a long time until you've hit that magical word total. I am of the opinion that it's a mythical word total, if you can write you can write, I don't believe in garbage writing. I have not written anything that has been published but I haven't submitted anything either. As I wrote on Joe Konrath's blog, I am calling a Babe Ruth on this book. This story is so good that I am the only one standing in it's way. Join me on my journey and let's all share in this roller coaster of a process we all love.