Taking on 2013 and hoping to revitalize my life

Writing is Hard

"Writing", 22 November 2008

“Writing”, 22 November 2008 (Photo credit: ed_needs_a_bicycle)

I love how I’ve been blogging for a few months and now I think I’m capable of writing a book. Seriously, blogging is easy. Writing a book is hard.

When I blog, all I have to do is throw together 300 – 600 words and I’ve got a blog post. I pat myself on the back, enjoy the fact that I have a handful of readers and move on with my day.

The blog post doesn’t need any specific structure; it can be written about whatever the hell I want including rants, whining and trips to the beach; and I can write it straight from the hip with no editing or second thoughts if I like. Writing a book takes thought and effort. It takes clarity and outlines and proper sentence structure.

I’m feeling overwhelmed.

I haven’t given up yet but I’m already facing writer’s block and I’ve only been writing every day for one week. And most of the stuff I have written during this week has nothing to do with any book, unless, somehow I manage to re-package this blog into a book.

The WINS course is supposed to help unleash my creativity so I still have Hope. Hope is my best friend these days. I wouldn’t mind if Confidence and Inspiration could knock on my door too. They could keep Hope company. We could have a little party. I’d serve them hors d’oeuvres, we’d dance like no one was watching, and fall to the floor maniacally laughing about nothing in particular. It sounds a little crazy but also like fun.

Who wants to join us?

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Comments on: "Writing is Hard" (5)

  1. You can totally do this! You will have days when you are overwhelmed, sure. But you’ve got this.

  2. What if writing a book was just like writing a blog? Sending you loads of love, Toni xxxxxxx

  3. […] 4 times/ week but things seemed to change once I set up the challenge. All of a sudden I was no longer inspired and I could barely write a blog post (as a matter of fact I was short on blog posts 1 week this […]

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