On this post I will be providing some insider tips that have worked for me during my book making process. The process is as easy as they come and finishing up a book in as little as 6 months will be a breeze for anyone following these key steps. As a disclaimer, I do not claim responsibility for those who hurt themselves in any way by following the guide that I’ll be exposing to the world today (the rhyme was not intended but I loved it).
I started writing books about 3 years ago and have successfully finished 7 (4 being part of a series of 7 coincidentally). I currently only have one published but the budget for perfection is very limited so I just keep writing until I can strike gold and afford to get them all professionally edited, which I highly recommend. After sending my novel in to my editor, I was impatiently waiting like a child on Christmas to get something back. When I got the novel, the disappointment on my face was definitely picture worthy. The disappointment was not on my editor, but on myself for seeing what mistakes I let fly under the radar after having read the story myself several times. There were so many red marks on my computer screen that my eyes started bleeding (kidding). My other 6 books are currently waiting editing but before that, my pockets need to gain green. Point? Getting an editor is key after finishing a novel, no matter how great you think you did.
Now here we are, writing a book. I have a very overactive imagination and it wanders to places that sometimes even I don’t want to go but it still keeps me busy with writing. So you’re sitting in front of your computer screen, motivated and ready to take on what your mind has to offer. There’s a brick wall in front of you so what do you do? Go around it. Excuse: But the brick wall has no end in sight from the right or the left. I’ve ran into such an excuse once and even decided to walk along the wall on both ends to prove myself right, which I succeeded, meaning I failed. You’re back to staring at your worst rival, wondering what step to take next. Punch the wall? Ouch. Climb the wall? Far too smooth surfaced but I like you’re thinking. Hire a construction worker to swing a wrecking ball through it? That almost worked for me but the foreman wanted to charge me more than it was worth. Yes, even my imagination was poor. Having exhausted all options, I simply turned around and looked at the world behind me.
“Living in other people’s worlds will most certainly guide you through ways of creating your own.” -Avery Nunez
I observed other people’s worlds around me for motivation in creating my own. Growing up, you don’t know a thing except for how to eat, play, and sleep. But Avery isn’t that enough? Not even remotely close. When I was a young lad, I watched my mother from the passenger side of the car every single day and studied her routine. She trusted me enough to let me start the car for her then one day I overstepped my role and went the extra mile by putting the car into drive when she wasn’t in it yet. We all know how that ended, my mother’s boyfriend jumped into the car and put it back in park. ^_^ Observing her world, taught me how to start a car, unlocking tales of the road that I could make up on my own. Get it? Got it? Great. Feel free to join my next blog for the next step on “how to quickly write a book.”