I’m about to publish my first book and I’m so excited I care barely stand it—the problem is, no one cares. I’ve decided to write about my experience. Hopefully, It all ends it fame and fortune. However, it’s more likely to end in anonymity because no one will find or read the book. I’m writing this for a few reasons, first to get some perspective later and second, to remind myself that writing successful takes time, and lots of books.
I’ve read repeatedly that successful writers are those who just keep writing. Not only do they get better at writing, the have more books out and available for people to find. Why does this matter? Because if a reader likes one of your books they’re likely to go check out the other. I mention this because Soul Less is my first book, it’s also being released in parts. So it’s the first part, of my first book. In total, 80 pages in length and roughly 25,000 words. It’s not much, but right now it’s in the review pipeline to go live on the Kindle Store and just thinking about it makes me really happy (and terribly anxious). So I say to myself STOP WORRYING ABOUT IT AND GET BACK TO WRITING.
The Craft of Writing
I probably suck at writing, BUT I LOVE WHAT I WRITE. Seriously. I think I am hilarious. I read my book repeatedly, and every time, it makes me life or it at least puts a smile on my face. That really matters long term. The book has to be something I can love, and I do. I’m exceptionally excited to see where the story goes. I’m also excited to ruin my characters lives, introduce conflict and generally make them miserable. It’s hilarious and fun.
This paragraph was supposed to be about the craft of writing though. What is that? I have no idea, it’s something writers throw around. I think it’s your ability to craft a good story and it requires a LOT OF WRITING. Shocker. You have to practice to get better.