I’ve just finished my first book, first insights?
My first idea about writing a book was when I was 16, I imagined going to Crimea on a train with a great camera and hiking and then writing about this experience. Or maybe do the trans-Siberian train and write while on the train. Maybe cheesy, maybe wishful thinking but those were my first dreams of writing.
Then later I started with short Instagram posts but I was very afraid to write longer. Afraid to make mistakes as I was a non-native speaker and besides I was teaching English so I wanted to be perfect.
- once you get used to writing it becomes really easy
- learning new ways to express yourself makes you a better communicator
- when you learn to love your writing and what you are making, it’s easy to market your book
- looking at your life from a side gives you insights into what you need to change or improve
What about the writers’ block? I had it a couple of times but I think it was meant to be there. Once when procrastinating I found the perfect outline for my book. Another time when I wrote what I thought was a really bad trash chapter turned out to be one of the best ones. When you enjoy and love the process it is way easier to overcome that.
Deadlines. I felt mine needs to be mid-December and as within the book being finished, and it is. Now the publishing part which I am very excited about. I can’t wait to see my book in print and hold it in my hands.