This week’s musing –courtesy of http://bookshelf.shotgunopera.net— asks…
Have you ever considered writing a book before? What genre would you write?
I actually have, many times, considered writing books. In fact, that’s why I chose this question, this week, as writing is again on my mind.
I have participated in NaNoWriMo, and have written most of the first draft of a novel (50,911 words, to be exact!). It’s an inspirational romance about a girl struggling to find herself and trying to make a choice either for, or against, faith.
I also have –more so– considered writing nonfiction. It’s what I read a lot of, and they say ‘write what you know’ (or, ‘write what you love’). I have ideas for a weight loss book, and a Christian book about things I’ve learned.
So, yeah — I’d write in the inspirational romance, or self-help, or Christian living genres.
Why don’t I go ahead and write the books, though? Because I’m scared. I don’t want to be rejected… but I also don’t want book tours, or the pressure to write a follow-up book, or some editor telling me that I have to change what I wrote because it doesn’t align with their vision, etc. All silly, I know. But, that’s what keeps me from it.
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