I've gotten this notion into my head that I want to write a book.
ishoulddosomework do it!
TheBoo lol wow that was a quick. Thanks for the encouragement :)
I don't even know what it'd be about yet lol. It just occurred to me that I like writing, and instead of writing in a blog for free, why not write a book and possibly make millions :D
infurl My best friend of many years has been writing books and is currently working on his fourth one. His first attempt was so bad I didn't get past the first couple of chapters, but his second and third books were really good.
He's just put the second one on lulu to see how it goes and I'm looking forward to reading his next one as well.
It can take a very long time to get published though. According to my friend's research, the average length of time is six years, but at the rate he's going I think he won't have to wait for much longer.
TheBoo That's awesome. Writing just one book right now seems like an impossible task, it's encouraging to know of people who've written several. Right now I'm googling "how to write a book"
And I'm not in any rush. I wouldn't mind if I don't get published until I'm 40. It's just something I wanna do sometime before I die. :)
infurl Yes you should go for it. I've often wanted to write a book but never quite found enough inspiration to do so and will probably regret it one day if I don't try.
It's funny but the first few years that he was writing, John was always struggling to write enough words to make a book. Now it's the opposite, he finds himself having to go the extra mile to keep it short enough. He's got a website at http://johnanthonycurran.com and would probably be able to give you some pointers to help get you started, bearing in mind that he's still only a short way on the journey himself.
TheBoo Thanks infurl :D
LAveryBrown I wrote a book. Took me 1 year to write it and 1 year to edit it. Yep, teen fantasy adventure novel that's a zillion times different than my blogging style. Um, is it published? Uh, well, no. That's the hard part! But I have faith. So here's wishing you lots of patience because that's what it really takes!
TheBoo Thank you LAvery. And here's hoping you get published very soon :)
Oh patience isn't a problem for me. I won't quit my day job :)
Theresa111 Write the ending, and then map out how you get there.
SWrightBoucher How about using a mind map to capture main events for each chapter and then banging out the skeleton of the text? I think I read about that writing method somewhere...
TIFFLS There are as many different ways to approach writing a book as there are writers--maybe more,since a lot of us write fiction books very differently than we write non-fiction books. Don't take any advice except "find what works for you and do it".
TheBoo Thanks a theresa, SWB and TIFFLS. It means a bunch that you guys are so supportive and helpful. You rock :)
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