Posted by : Tikaani Moon 01 October, 2017
I am at the near final moments of finishing my book. It seems so simple and close, but yet it's not. I am still filling in sub scenes and proofreading the finished parts.
I have worked on this book since 2004 or earlier. Yes, I started it back in my very first and earlier stages of writing. I find myself going over older work and making them better instead of ditching my ideas all together.
I know writing is not easy, believe me, I know. I spent a lot of crying, frustration, sacrifice and even days sick through my writing. However, this is just the beginning. This is only one book of my six book series I am near finishing.
I came to discover it can be difficult for writers not getting distracted by the internet. With me, Spotify can also distract me. Also, staring into space can soak up precious time I can be actually writing. Like again, I am posting this when I could be writing.
I am a perfectionist and that has set my book back so many times. I also obsess about being accurate in my writing. I also have so many other ideas for other projects. I have a habit of working on different projects at a time, when I should be focusing on the project I want published first. So far, I came up with nearly 40 entirely different projects. I learned that isn't nesseccarily a bad thing. It's nice to know I will have something much more to offer the publishing and entertainment industry. However, it can be a struggle to work solely on one project, finishing it and not getting a little bored of it. I learned writing a book is about finishing what you started without quitting.
Being a writer is also about ignoring those stuck up experts who tries to discourage you from finishing your work and from publishing. Not to mention those published authors who looks down upon new and young writers. I'm not saying all are that way, but I ran into many of these sorts of writers. Their disdain only makes me work even harder.
Lastly, I came to discover the difficult business of writing. It isn't as easy or simple as non-writers assume. The process of writing alone is tough, but when you put in the process of literary agents, editors, publishers, marketing etc, it's serious work. That's why I like to address it as business.
So, I will be glad when I at least finish the final draft. Anyway, I will try to post things more relevant to writing. However, I will continue to post about my living doll transformation journey.