Wanting To Write A Book

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Writing a book

I have wanted to write a book for a long time. I just haven’t done it. I don’t know why. I have the writing skills and the editing skills to do it but every time I start I seem to get distracted.

I have an English degree but that doesn’t make me any more likely to succeed as an author than anyone else. Some would so I ampm hindered by the degree. In a way this may be correct. I can be overly critical of the work I do write.

That is one reason I am doing this blog. I wanted an outlet for getting my creative juices flowing and posting daily to the blog helps me to be dedicated. If I want to write a book I need to be dedicated to producing writing on it every day.

I have a friend that recently published his first piece of professional writing. I am proud of him. It is in a horror anthology. Maybe I need to write a short story before tackling a full length novel.

My sister is writing a book even as we speak here. She is writing a devotional on PTSD and the Bible. She needs it for a peaking tour she is going to be doing this spring. I need a book for when I speak. This is a good way to pick up extra money.

I have had professional training at workshops. I have been to Orson Scott Card’s writing workshop. This was a great experience and I produced several pieces but didn’t follow through with them. Wonder why? I need to work this out for myself and I am kinda rambling here.

I have some ideas for writing that I want to do. That’s never the problem, ideas. It is the follow through. Maybe it is fear of rejection that is holding me back. I know that I have had a lot of that in my life. I don’t know.

I write well most of the time. I have a decent sense of humor and timing. I hope my muse strikes soon.

Until that happens I am going to keep refining my craft. Daily writing is a must and reading a variety of other authors is good as is reading books about the craft of writing.

I intend to convert all of the assignments I will be doing for school this semester into blog posts. This will help with my writing output. I think just diving in is going to be the best medicine for me.

Look over the blog and see if there is something you would like me to write about. Let me know.

Doug
I am a writing, educator and speaker. I am an avid gamer, both board games and role playing. I love reading science fiction and fanatasy.

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