People often ask: how long did it take you to write your book? The answer is eight years. This doesn’t shock people – they imagine it would take a long time to do, and many of them say “I could never write a book.” Here’s the thing: it really doesn’t and shouldn’t take that long, … Continue reading How long does it take to write a book?
I know it’s been a while, but I’m getting back into the routine of writing every day. I always turn to this book for inspiration to get started. I quickly did all of these smaller prompts until I reached this one that struck a nerve – Write about the time that you broke: A heart. … Continue reading Write about a time that you broke: A heart.
It’s interesting how quickly technology has evolved. When I was a little kid – like 6 or 7 – I thought it would be so cool to have a typewriter. It was only a few years later that just about every home had a computer. I loved using it to write, but I still felt … Continue reading How I write when I don’t have my laptop
Once I was done writing the book, I didn’t touch it for months. Before I had finished writing, I had resolved to stick to that plan of regardless of how I felt once I actually wrote the last word. I got the idea from Stephen King’s brilliant book, “On Writing.” I believe his suggestion is … Continue reading Editing the book
I wrote the last word of my novel in June of 2016. At that point, it had taken eight years to get there. As I mentioned in previous posts, the holdup wasn’t actually creating; it was getting rid of my fear of failure. That was a lifelong process I suppose, but I really got there … Continue reading The day I finished my novel
When I was a sophomore in high school, I read “The Pact” for the first time. It had come out a few years before that, and was hot in the streets. I’m not sure if “loved” is the word for this book – if you know the story, then you know it’s kind of intense … Continue reading How to get rid of writer’s block
Well, when your budget is $0 it kind of limits your choices. It would have been awesome if I’d had been able to afford to have an artist create something original and amazing after reading the book, but that wasn’t in the cards for me. You know how people usually assume artists are broke until … Continue reading How I chose the cover art for my book