I’ve decided to take a breather from my main novel. Again… shut up.
There was something that wasn’t sitting right with me. I felt all motivation leave each time I sat down to type. There was no flow, no satisfaction, no light at the end of the tunnel.
But I realised, it was all down to thinking how much readers would hate my book, if it were to ever hit a shelf. That’s when I had to write something new, something for me.
I’ve taken to challenge of writing a children’s book, which I tend to self-publish through Amazon’s KDP. Now, this isn’t the best for advertising, or selling. But that’s not what I care about. For this one, I intend to write for myself, and publish for myself. Once I see my book online, then I’ll know what I’m capable of doing. There’s something exciting about the thought, and that’s what drives me.
This is the cover for me new book, Glass Houses. I’m writing under a pseudonym surname, as it helps be separate this from my main novel. It’s about a young boy named Jordan, who collects Snow Globes, and can speak to them. I’m not going to go into the entire plot and bore you even further. But for those of you struggling to push thorugh your novel, here’s my recommendation this time around:
That’s it, just stop.
You can’t do your best work when you’re pulling out your hair one strand at a time. Those chapters are going to be rushed and rough. So just stop. Close the word document, and start something new, nothing too long, nothing too strenuous, just something small, something you can craft a little easier. Something that, when you finish, will tell you just how much you love to write.
That feeling when you finish a book is like nothing else, and will give you a hunger to do it again. Only when you feel that, can you truly write what you indented.
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