So I want to Write a BookSo, I want to write a book.
Thus You Want To Write A Book?
"Writing a book isn't enough. It is said that artists like to paint, authors like to write. Anyone who has done the walk of the gauntlet and wrote a full-length book can tell you it's a gruelling game. It' s particularly disheartening because it' s so difficult to grasp how things are progressing. That is why it is not enough to want to write a book.
It is not those who think that they "perhaps" have a book concept in them who end it. No. You write the book you have to write, or you probably won't write it at all. "To have can take many shapes, not just an ideas that you just want to have.
To be honest, if you think you're doing well, if you reject the proposal and move on with your own lives as if the concept never crossed your mind, then spare yourself the pain and do it. On the other side, if this concept keeps you awake at nights, it will dominate your conversation and your way of thinking, if it seems like you are exploding, if you don't turn everything upside down, if you are standing with your back to the walls - then it will sound as if you have a book in you.
To write a book does not mean to sit down in a moment of inspirations and let the magic pour out of you. Much of the work is done before you write-it's the research and outlines and the notion that you've been spending months sophisticating and articulating in your mind-. Before I began the whole procedure, one of the best advices I ever got was to formulate the concept in one phrase, one section and one page.
It will crystallize the concept for you and guide you on your way. In Anti-Fragile Taleb writes that every movement in the book is a "derivation, an use or an rendition of the brief maxim" with which it began. DAS is the reason why you want to do your diploma dissertation perfectly.
Makes the whole book simpler. Imagine who you're typing for. When you think you've locked it but come back and find out that it's never shucked? This is what your mind is like when you write a book. Don't speak about the book (as much as you can).
There is nothing more tempting (and destructive) than to tell folks to "write a book". "Because most nonwriters (the men in your life) give you recognition that you were already over there. However, the underlying concept is not disputed.
When you are only peripherally bound to your ideas or the thought of composing a book, you will not be able to live the work. If you are not yet at this point, please hold on, because the implicit will be there. You will recall Thomas Mann's sentence: "A author is someone who doesn't write well.