July 22, 2017
It is another hot July day, and everyone is trying to stay cool. I’ve been working hard on my writing career this month, and I’m pleased to say gaining ground.
I have struggled with developing my leprechaun romance book Into The Small World which was the first book I won NaNoWriMo with. It was a mess since I didn’t break it into chapters or even try to have good written structure.
I definitely advise using your best writing when you compete. You’ll thank yourself when edit time comes around! Nothing like realizing you have no chapters and no set paragraphs to work with during your edit!
So here I am in the hot of July fighting to stay cool and find a way to make my manuscript less off a hot mess! I started by breaking it into five parts, that should make it easier on myself to edit. I’ve also managed to get part one set up in a better format with real paragraphs.
The writing struggle is real! It takes hard work and dedication to craft a book. You can’t just toss something together and hit the submit button, well okay you can do that… But don’t! You want to show your best writing. While some people do make money from their tossed salad writing, you can imagine how much better received they could be if they actually took time to edit and revise.
There is no such thing as perfection. You’ll realize you could have done better and you’ll always find something you missed in your books. It’s life. Just remember to keep growing and learning as you write. If you come to a place you can’t see how you can improve your writing talent, then you have come to the end of your journey.
We write for many reasons, but one should be to create an even better book! My next book will challenge me. I always strive to write a better book than my last. You should challenge yourself too! I
My July thought is to stay cool and keep the writing hot!
Your crazy writer,