Wanna Write a BookWants to write a book
What gets this idea off the ground?
Do you want to do a book in 2016? 4 words: Answer your telephone!
It is January, that is, it is the season of the year: it' s season to make a few intentions for the New Year. For some of you word creators and artists, however, there is something more to it: to write a work. I' ve been too preoccupied, I said to myself to sand down the two (!) books I've been dreaming of since high school.
I decided a few years ago to start writing a New Year' s Eve novel. In order to really author this damn thing. I' ve written a long one. This is a volume that has been edited by a large publishing house (HarperCollins!). It' a good review work. I was writing this when I was working full-time on a rather challenging task, bringing up four small kids, of whom I still had to breastfeed several days a week when I put a stylus on my finger and on my notebook to type.
It'?s not as difficult to make a script as it seems. There are three fundamental stages - one of which (I would say the most important one) is to keep your telephone always there. We' re coming to that. The most important thing first: If you want to start the New Year, in less than a year, you have to do what any coach would tell you about getting in form - you have to do it.
I' m comparing reading a script with having kids - if you are waiting for the time to be perfectly timed, it won't ever be. I' ve always said that I would start composing a script when things settled down in my whole lifetime as I went to a new place with the ideal little corner.
And I said that I would start my own books after my marriage, after the first one, after the second one, after the third one. Eventually my dear man would sit me down one of these days and tell me that I had to stop speaking about and just do it.
The most of typing a textbook is the decision to do it, be it in hell or in flood. It is a matter of giving half an hours a days or a whole half am or an whole evening a weeks work. Working your write times around this world. Stage two: Register for a lesson.
Don't tell me for a second that you don't have enough free classes. You can take the amount of work you do to check emails, queue up at Starbucks, shop and hang out with your buddies - and put it into a school. To me, a typing course made all the world a whole different place.
I was given a period to post something (everything!) of matter every fortnight. I wanted to do a third of a section a lesson a week and I was excited when I made it. Participating in a course in typing also gave me an immediate soundboard.
Many authors think that teaching to write is a wasted amount of valuable work - that they don't want to listen to the work and feedbacks of others who may or may not be at their level of literacy. However, I guarantee you, the right course is always something that'?s always good and every bit as good as a pence.
Stage Three - Get your telephone out! It might be contra-intuitive, but I tell you, if you want to start composing and finishing a volume in 2016, get out of that smart device and use it. I' m tellin' you to use it all the while. I' ve spoken to some authors who say that their smart handsets are their arch-enemies - that telephones are too tempting (Facebook! Instagram! You know, cancer crush!) to keep them from typing.
In my case, however, it was my trustworthy I Phone 4 that allowed me to compose most of my work. I had a full-time, employed position with four very young and very discerning kids, but the possibilities for me to use a computer to actually do something that has nothing to do with work were very small.
All I could always rely on was my reliable telephone. I was able to do more than half of my work with I' Phones 4. After logging into my Hotmail profile over the telephone, I have written large parts of sections and emailed me an answer over a time frame of a few days, then a few month.
On the back of cabs I would write, go to and run an errand. When I held the telephone in my hands, I was writing in the corridor in front of my sons' classroom, and I waited for the door to open when I picked them up. I' ve written some of the critics from the script during my eldest son's baseball exercises.
I' ve written in and around those conventions, and as I've had hasty lunch. Writing large parts of the textbook via the email address on my mobile was not only quick and easy - it also made sure that I could get it from anywhere. If you have the luxurious privilege of writing several lessons a days on a computer in a calm home environment, I would still urge you to email some of these sections to yourself.
Email is available from almost any place at any time and has rescued many writers whose computer systems have fallen or whose laptop systems have been damaged. I' d like to thank email - and my telephone - for letting me compose a textbook whenever I had time to do so. So, my New Year's Council to you: stop struggling against madness - and find a way to compose this volume in the midst of madness.
To hold a notebook with your name in your hands (and with all your bloody, sweaty and tearful pages) is a real excitement like no other. It will come to those who commit themselves to picking up the receiver - and to writing. HarperCollins released a Memoir of Love and Secrets, Mothers and Daughters - which she had written on her now pensioned I-Phones 4 while she juggled with four small children, a full-time position and the important role of breast-feeding - in September.