Trying to Write a BookTry to write a book
You just type up the damn book.
They would not believe how many of my friends I met who tell me they have a great novel inspiration..... if they only had the chance to do it! If only I had the chance to run for president, I'd be in the White House. I can only imagine a job that does not require a licence, certification, special education or tool.
Anybody who wants to can be a novelist. You just have to type. It' s totally natural why so many and so few do it. Place it on piece of papers (I'm a novelist, I can use idioms) and you run the chance of realising that you can't do it.
Here is my New York Times best-seller listing theory: the most prolific authors are not the most gifted. It is this publication, like TV and Hollywood, involves a very realistic, if unintended, Darwinist screening procedure. Do you think it's difficult to make a script? If you' re not really, really fortunate with your first volume, it's even more difficult to become a best-seller.
In spite of the fact that we are spending quite a lot of our lives just to sit and stare into outer outer spaces, every author I know is motivated. We' re motivated because we want to continue to write. In fact, some authors say that this is all they could ever do. There is a lot I could have done instead, but I like to write enough to hold on to, beyond the point where most others would have given up.
The authors, who had it quite simple from the beginning - an agents on their first attempt, a publishers on their first entry - had to struggle over and over again and write books until enough people found them to make them a best-seller. And if it seems so evident that it is useless, you must know that I have a registration in my offices that says: JUST WRITE IT.
Instead of scolding, I am offering you a few specific proposals on how you can compose your text this year. You just type it. You' ve got plenty of free and easy access - if you really want it. Unless you're too much extinguished to be writing. Attempt to make this a periodical window of opportunity - do it every single working days at the same timeframe.
There are a number of authors I know who have at last earned enough cash with their writings to give up their daily job, just to find that once they began to write full-time, they became much less effective. Before them all along the days - the two hour of letters per days they squeezed in here and there took them eight now.
There' s something to say if you don't have much free space to do it. It'?s a profession. I' m not working at home, I' ve got an agency and I' m going there to work. When you don't have an offi ce, you should reserve a place just for you and your letter - the loft, the cellar, a room in the utility room with a monitor around it.
By treating your letter like work, your relatives and your boyfriends should do the same and have more respect for this write quality. It' your age. You must be merciless in your use of your own precious resources. That'?s the greatest issue most authors have. I' m getting up and I' m not getting up until the sand of the clock runs out.
You can use an HRC or a cooking clock (if the tick doesn't make you crazy) for 30 min or an hours during which you can't do anything else but writ. Writing really requires entering the area, and entering the area requires no distractions.
But it' s the other one! When you think about writing 75,000 words - 200 pages - you will flip out. However, if you are writing 1,000 words a word a full page, you can complete the first drafts of a novel in less than three month, even if you take a few workdays.
Parkinson says that the work is expanding to fill the allocated period; among my writer buddies I only know one who submits regular scripts before they are due (she was probably at college as well). The Fine Art of Feedbacks is about the challenge of getting and handling feedbacks - but as you type, it's not uncommon for your mind to question everything you do.
The next contingency where someone learns that you are going to write a novel and says they have a great plan for you, you can just laugh and just think and blink, yes, but I am actually going to write one.....