So you want to Write a BookSo, you want to write a book.
âªTu veux écrire un livre, Teil 2 : The Daily Grind.
You' re my writers friend! So You Want To Rewrite A Books third monthly, and it's checking in now. Still into it? Now today we're going to talk about the most difficult part of the process of composing a work. It is the day-to-day job of typing, typesetting to put your words on your computer or pen.
Finding your own schedule, sticking to it, and if you have to: be creative. Briefly....it's letter. I' m not sure I said what I' m gonna write, but it's a historic novel during the Holocaust. There has been a lot of hard work. I' m making headway, though it's kind of killin' me. I' ve likened it to walking on many opportunities (I mean, that's the whole analogue for this one, isn't it?).
In the case that authoring a novel is a quick run, a hundred yards hash, then we have to make the apparent analogy that authoring a novel is like walking a martathon. The same applies to novelists. As soon as you have decided on your idea, you have to start typing it. Naturally, "easy" in this case means to sit down every single working days (or every single working days, or every second working days, or whatever your timetable allows) and type words that will ultimately make up your novel.
But I can't tell you what your routine is like - only you know that. All I can say is that the letter will help you to make headway according to a fixed timetable, and improvement will help you to keep the letter going. As a mother/author, I only use my books on week days. However, every Monday-Friday, from 8.00 to 14.30 o'clock, is my hour.
That doesn't mean, of course, that I write the whole six lessons. I would never get my home washed, my clothes would never finish, I would never have enough free space for my non-romantic letter (like this column), and I would QUICKLY burnout. My timetable looks more like this (on a "normal" day): 8-9: Practice (i.e. either run a few mile or run our animal puppy).
Clear my mind and give my mind free rein to walk those stupid little storylines that may have stopped me the previous game. Letter. Here I am making my novels. I' m trying to keep away from the web and concentrate on my books. I' m planning to use at least 2,000 words every writer's seat.
It' s an achievable aim - sometimes I can do as much in just one lesson, according to the conditions (like the scenes I am recording, or my surroundings). But sometimes every single words is almost impossibility, and these few dates I remember: it will be better in the morning. One cannot fight because of the rainy season; one can only work more hard to find the good time.
Not every one of these is a great one. Procurements, brushing, cooking, whatever else I have to put (so). Many times my period is anomalous, and my times turn around and I type at 1 instead of 9, and you never know what to look forward to. My weekends are Monday through Friday, and I'll find my own space to work.
I will make headway every working Sunday because that is my timetable and I will do so. Finding your own free moment, sticking to it, and if you have to: be creative. Not every one of these is a great one. I can flash through thirty pages without even realizing it on some of my writings; on other occasions it felt like I was dragging myself through Death Valley on the hot terrain, and I have no fresh air or power left and I just want to part.
We' re all having tough times. These are some things I do to keep the hard times to a bare essence and to alleviate them when they do. First, I almost always end a typing session in the middle of the scenes. I' m giving myself little clips to work out during my non-writing lessons so that when I usually get down I know how to fix the issue and rescue the whole thing (or I' m digging a little lower so that I have to work even more hard the next morning to get her out of trouble).
On Monday-Tuesday I exceeded my target of over 1000 words per liter. You have already set 2000 additional days for your week' s target; you can take the rest of the year. Sometimes you have to get out of Dodge to start a book. This gives me an hours in which I often walk home, take a bath, try to type, etc.
But I know, I know.... a novelist in a café. You' been working on this work for a whole week, and you write your own hearts out every single second. That' when we look at our counting words to see how it goes. I' m gonna kill myself with this one. I' ve been working on it for over a months (more if you include the occasional start/stop for the summer), and it felt a little like forever.
I looked at my number of words about a fortnight ago to see how things were going. I' d been in the paper so long, I must have made 70,000, right? Meaning there were still so many words to be written! I like to call this kind of thing the mid-book thing that happens to me every single times I am in the process of WORDMAT.
You know what I'm doing to get through the mid-book world count blues? I' ll keep it up. About 10,000 words in 4 working hours, and all of a sudden, surprisingly, I'm more than half done with this novel! This means that this work REALLY GET TO HAP. Okay, so we just got a whole bunch of talk about the day-to-day objectives and the number of words and so on.
It' a great discussion, especially considering that when I wrote my first novel I didn't even know how long it would take! Now that November is just around the corner and the national month of novel writing is getting big, we all have to ask ourselves:
You commit yourself in NaNoWriMo to a novel in one months time. You say 50,000 words (which is a very small number of words when you' re typing for adults) = a novel, so you promise to do that. There' s an entire website where you can follow your development, get in touch with other authors and find a whole new system of supports to help you with your novel project.
So I enrolled with my first novel and most of the first one was written in Undead America during NaNoWriMo 2010. However, the check-in with other authors was very busy for me every day. Unprecedentedly, I was writing quickly and harshly throughout this months, with my declared aim of 50,000 words of encouragement to keep me going.
There can only be the last glimmer of excitement you needed to write you to the end! Jealous: He's making more strides than I am! This is the issue I have with great challenge in writing: And if they make more headway than I do, I hates them for it.
That' s much simpler said than done, and I have no suggestions on how to do that, because I still fight against it every days (the author's envy is the worst!!!!). The author is jealous and will paralyze you if you let him. They are YOU and no one else, and your work is YOU and no one else, and there is room for EVERY PEN.
Don't even think about those other freaky authors. After all this, I still wish you'd stay with me! You better be still typing, and I really think this article will help you stay that way. As for me, it's my turn to run. Phrase MY words.
I hope to see you at the finishing line next time.