Patience and writing. I think this is something that many of us struggle with. I know that I do.
For a long time, I’ve wanted to be a published author. They say that you should write for yourself and then afterwards, think about publishing. Maybe that’s easy for some people, but it never really has been for me. Don’t get me wrong, I write because I want to. I don’t write for the popularity or the possible purchases, but I write because I enjoy it and want to share my thoughts, ideas, and words with others.
The truth is though that while I’m writing a story, I’m thinking of possibly getting it published. I’m thinking of it one day being on a shelf somewhere or online available for purchase. I mean, come on, it’s been a dream of mine for a long time so of course I think about it!
The thing is though, that although there’s nothing wrong with hoping your story or poetry will get published, you still have to write it first and you still have to make it good enough to get it published. You have to find a way to concentrate on the writing process and do the best you can at that first. I’m not saying you can’t think about getting your story or other work published, I’m just saying that you have to learn to focus on your writing. After all, that’s the most essential part. You can’t publish a story without writing it well first.
Trust me, I know the impatience that comes with writing. I wanted to get Rest in Piece published so badly. I hated reading it a billion times and correcting my mistakes. It seemed to take forever! It was important to me though that I got rid of as many errors as I could and that I made the story as good as it could be. I didn’t want to publish a story that wasn’t good and the only way to make sure of that was to take my time! It may be hard, but it’s worth it!
So while you’re writing, try not to rush. Take your time writing and enjoy the process. When editing, keep in mind that although it can be frustrating, it’s worth the time and effort. If you want your story or other work to be amazing, you have to put in the time. I know that’s a cliche, but it’s the truth.
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Okay, so I know that publishing one story doesn’t make me an expert. However, I do want to share with you a piece of advice that I think is very important. When writing something you’re passionate about, do not give up!
I worked on Rest in Piece for about a year. I must say that I worked on the story on a pretty consistent basis. Admittedly though, there were times when I felt stuck and didn’t work on it for a while.
This is okay, and I think it’s pretty common. I always had a habit of beginning to write and then not completely following through or when I did, giving up on getting my stories published. That was a mistake. Writing takes patience and will power and if you’re willing to devote yourself to the craft, it’ll be worth it in the end.
Near the end of Rest in Piece, I took a break from writing for a little bit because I didn’t know what to write next. One day my dad (who I dedicated the book to) reminded me that I hadn’t worked on it in a little while. I told him that I felt stuck. His response? To think about what to do next. While that might seem like a simple answer, sometimes writer’s block makes us forget the simplest of solutions.
So I thought about what to do next with my story. Not to bring my anxiety into this, but thinking of story ideas was a great way to stop worrying about irrational things. Eventually I thought of a pretty good ending and how to write it. I’m quite happy and satisfied with how my story turned out. If I hadn’t pushed myself and listened the great wisdom bestowed upon me, I may have never finished my story and been able to accomplish something so wonderful!
There are so many important steps to follow when writing a story, poem, or other piece of work. However, in my opinion, the most important piece of advice I can give you is to not give up on your work. If you feel stuck and don’t know what to write, really give it some thought! Don’t just put your story away and forget about it or put off working on it. The longer you wait to pick up that pen or start typing, the harder it will be to feel motivated enough to finish that amazing piece of writing you’ve been working on!
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Hey guys! I just want to let you know that I have updated this blog! You can now check out information about yours truly, a little more about the book, and you can now finally see the title of my story! I hope you are all getting excited and that you all have a great day. Please feel free to check back for more updates!
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Hi everyone! I just want to give you all a quick update on my book being published. Hopefully everything will be up and running by November 1st at the latest. I will be sure to let you know when it’s officially available for purchase!
In the meantime, while I don’t want to give too much information away, I will give you a hint as to what you can expect from the story. First of all, when it comes to genre, it’s mainly fantasy. There’s a lot to do with the idea of ghosts and the afterlife, which I think is pretty exciting stuff, especially around Halloween! However, in no way does this book need to be read around Halloween. It’s a great story for all year ’round! Also, while the story is great for young adults, it’s also a great book for those who are older as well.
I hope you enjoyed this small preview of the book! Stay tuned for more updates!
Also, I’d like to give a huge thank you to everyone who has stopped by this blog so far! Thank you so much!