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.


  1. It is true that you have to write on a regular basis to hone your craft, but you will achieve nothing if you do it just because you have to, without really wanting it. If you don't feel like writing for a few days, then you shouldn't. You have to be true to yourself.

  2. Hi there! Thanks for following my blog. I've stopped paying attention to new followers, but something about your avatar intrigued me so I clicked on it and here you are. :)
    Next time you stop by, please leave a comment so I could find you easily. I follow way too many blogs for my own sake.
    Oh and welcome to the journey to publication ride. You will find a lot of amazing people/writers/bloggers out here to support you.

    I'm more active on my writing blog. In case you get curious about the person behind the book review blog, you can find me there.