Writing: The Process


I’m in the process of rewriting a book that I finished. I wrote it, got a divorce, my life was a mess for a bit and I straightened it out and now I’m back to writing. It came to me while reading 50 Shades of Gray, my book wasn’t exciting enough. I knew this when I was editing it before my divorce, but I didn’t know what was missing. Why and what inspired me in 50 Shades of Gray what was missing in my book, I have no clue? The idea just hit me one day and I know in my soul that this rewrite of my book is how the book should be.

There are days when it’s really hard to just turn the computer on to write, because I just want to goof off and have fun. But so much time has gone by and I set a goal for this year to finish the book and find a literary agent. Once, I set a goal I’m like a freight train that doesn’t stop until it’s accomplished.

One of the reasons my marriage probably fell apart. When I want to accomplish something I only focus on that goal and everything else gets ignored. My ex would complain all the time that I wasn’t paying attention to him or anything else. Am I selfish? I can be. But I see it as driven, too. Is that a bad thing?


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