Back in July I asked if any of you had ever wanted to write a book. Comments ranged from “Yes” and “no” to “I think of little else.” And I threw myself on your mercy, begging you to start putting down words every day. Because writing a book is as simple as writing something consistently. Then one day you have enough, you have made enough of a mess with your first draft that you can start cleaning it up.
I am currently in the middle of that process myself. Sometimes it’s hard, sometimes it’s easy, sometimes I think it’s going well when in fact I am writing absolute garbage. But in most cases, it is still fun.
Even if you are only writing 500 words a day, it adds up. It has to. Books are made of words and if you write enough words you will soon have something that is book-length. It will not be your finished product, unless you are some perverse anomaly of the writing world that writes every publisher’s dream novel the very first time at typing speed. If that if you, don’t tell me. I will be too jealous.
For everyone who responded to that post, I wanted to check in and see how it has been going. Have you been writing? How is it going? If you didn’t get started, why not? This isn’t supposed to be a breast-smiting confessional, so don’t spill your guts and apologize. Just think about it. If you want to write, then I would love for you to actually write. I know how good it is for me, and I do believe that most people benefit from the process.
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