Writing is a Journey
My journey as a published author began in 2006, but my journey as a writer began many years before that. Writing a novel can be one of the most exciting times in one's life. That novel can consume your entire focus, all of your spare time, and every ounce of brain power. And that's just the initial manuscript. Once it cools, the editing begins and that takes even more time, energy, and thought. Unfortunately, books are not in their final state on the first attempt. Editing can take months or even years and can and should involve many people. During the editing process, I generally begin working on the cover, and posting about my upcoming book on my social media. Finally, one day, I have that final, hopefully perfect book in my hands and available for sale to family, friends, and hopefully some strangers! Then comes the hard part--marketing!
Thinking About Becoming a Writer
What's your favorite style of writing to read?
Who are some of your favorite authors?
What do your favorite authors have in common?
What is it about a book that makes you want to read more?
What turns you off about a book?
Now About You
- What would be the purpose of your book?
- Who would benefit from reading your book?
- In what point-of-view would your book be written?
- How often do you currently write?
- What would enable / cause you to write more?