Don't Give Up On Your Novel!
Posted on Dec 1 2012 at 10:39:21 AM in Literature
Are you having trouble figuring out the plot? The good thing about writing your own novel is that you can always add or take out events as you write, and if you are clueless to what should happen, just start writing the beginning and go with it.
Writing a book is not easy, but don’t let that stop you. I didn’t let it stop me….
I started writing when I was twelve, after I found that rusty screw, but four years and three books later, I stopped writing completely. Did I lose my writing mojo?
Obviously not, but I did lose interest in writing that old series because I had started it as a child and I wanted the series to reflect my adult mind. Therefore, I started the long, grueling task of rewriting my entire series. Was I crazy? Possibly, but I was also determined!
It was a difficult project because I was not working on a new book with a new storyline. I was reconstructing an old book and improving an old storyline. For months, I got and rejected many ideas. I started several new beginnings only to toss them out. Finally, one fabulous day, an idea came to me that I loved. I wrote and wrote, but when I reached the middle of the book I suddenly ran headlong into a writer’s block.
Weeks went by and I struggled to write. Then a miracle happened. I stumbled upon a rock band, bought their CD, and listened to it repeatedly. Inspired, I finished my book in just two weeks. However, that was not the end of my struggle. Far from it.
To read more about my writing struggles and how I conquered them go to: