Writing a book was easy.
Not because writing comes easily to me. Well, partially because writing comes easily to me. But mostly because I didn’t have to plot it, I didn’t have to worry about the story arc, and I didn’t even have to write most of it. It was already there, on my blog, in my diary…I just compiled it together, made the grammar better, and deleted the boring/too personal parts.
Well, I wrote some too. Maybe 20%.
My point is that right now I am working on a NOVEL. And it is the biggest project I have ever done.
I wrote it, you know. Then I wrote it again. Now I am writing it for a third time. I am not correcting the grammar and cutting out the boring parts, I am actually WRITING IT AGAIN.
It is the biggest project I’ve ever done. I have never re-written. I have never re-re-written. I have never re-re-written a story that I wrote and re-wrote when I was fourteen, making this technically a re-re-re-re-re-write. I’m not sure if the first two writes count, though, because that was a story and this is a book.
I am at Starbucks, and I am writing. WRITING, a chapter a day, a chapter in two hours, a chapter, a chapter, until finally I will be done.
I am a lover of writing. I am not a lover of BIG WRITING PROJECTS WHICH I MUST KEEP AT EVEN IF I GET TIRED OF THEM.
I will post a link to the second draft of book-Leftover Princess, fourth draft of story-Leftover Princess. It is not the draft I am working on now, because I only have four chapters written of that one.
But, you might want to read it anyway, you know.
^click link above^
Over and out,
Emily the Writer