Reflections on writing an ebook
What I learnt from writing an ebook
1. It takes a really long time
2. I started going crazy.
When I sat down and began writing my first story on a hot summer day, I never imagined the suffering that I was soon to put myself through. Ever since I was a child I always told myself that I would one day become a famous author and travel the world while fending off the hordes of fans, but as the years went by I found that my dream was yet to become reality, mostly because I hadn’t bothered to put the effort in.
This was my motivation for beginning “How I was Murdered by a Fox Monster.”
I began writing in July and hoped to finish by October (fat chance) only the find that the writing process continued to stretch on and on for months and months, and if I thought that was bad enough next came the editing. I spent hours every day staring at words on the computer till I felt like I was going crazy.
Of course the whole process wasn’t helped by my aim to fishing by the end of the year, which just resulted in me working like a madman. Not a good idea.
But despite my current amnosity to English grammar I found a sense of satisfaction in knowing that I had finally finished something. I may have had trouble sleeping at night, but at least I managed to fulfill one of my childhood dreams.
On the financial side I haven’t made much money and I doubt I’m going to make much at all. I already have a day job so to me this is just a hobby, but if this was my only career path I’d be living in a cardboard box right now. I think it’s a lot easier to get rich by getting a real job, which is why I’m toying with the idea of giving up to spend more time focusing on a career path.
I feel like becoming an author is the equivalent of financial suicide, Yet despite my better judgement I keep finding myself typing away like there’s no tomorrow. I think I may concentrate the rest of my efforts on one more project before I throw in the towel. So please stay tuned for more -_~
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Reblogging because stories about writing are some of the best stories.