Thursday, March 12, 2009
GETTING IT WRITE
In the past two weeks, three people have asked me how to write a book. They said, I know I have a "book in me", I just don't know where to start. That sounds funny to me, because, you start writing a book like you start anything else. Just sit down and do it. My thinking is, one of their concerns is not doing it right. I don't think there is a right or wrong way to go about it. You just need to set aside time every day to write. It's like any other skill that we develop. The more you practice the better you become. In the beginning the most important aspect is just writing. Being self disciplined enough to sit in one spot and write. Most of the people I know who want to write, are just a little bit afraid. My advice to them is, take a deep breath, go sit at the computer (or where ever you write) and just do it. Remembering that what you write in the beginning won't be read by anyone else anyway. I've thought about having a workshop for those people. I can't mention that fact to my husband, because he feels like he has to schedule time to see me now.