My editor friend told me I should set out and re-read my book. I foolishly thought I could sit down and just start writing. Silly Person. Foolish Mortal. Dreamer! I sat down today with a lot to say and do. I couldn’t get started. I read my editor’s notes and was clueless. They weren’t that hard. Why couldn’t I get started?
Because this is the first time I’ve ever written a book. A novel at that. In looking at the goals I wrote with little hesitation this morning, I saw something that sparked my brain. A year ago, I purchased a book called Agile Writer Method. It’s a Kindle version, so I grabbed my Kindle, hoped I had charged the battery, and set off to get a clue on what to do first. Writing an abstract for my story sounds like a good place to start.
I have done the abstract and now feel like there will be more focus in my work. Whew! I was hoping I wouldn’t freeze, unable to start the edit. It will just take me a little longer, taking these preliminary steps, then diving in.
Does anyone out there use Pro Writing Aid? I am using the free version here, and I like it. Has anyone bought the Lifetime Version? It seems it might be worth it, but it’s always good to check with users before making a purchase like that.
So for this evening, I’ll just keep plugging away. I will reduce my ambitious estimate of editing one chapter daily. That may face further downturns as I work. It’s all an education, my friends. And a free education at that. Lucky me! I am so glad to pursue becoming a published author. As always, I appreciate you reading today. I hope you will come back again tomorrow. I’ll be here, see you then! Thank you for reading!