“Deep into the darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” Edgar Allan Poe.
“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” Louis L’Amour
“Let me say it again: You must not come lightly to the blank page.” Stephen King
“I would get a lot of writing done if I lived in isolation in a cave under a swamp.” Claire Cameron.
Writing can be a very lonely pursuit. For an unpublished author this can be a critical time where self-confidence is challenged irrationally.
Do you ever feel it’s taking too long to write your novel? What if I told you there is no prescribed timescale. Avoid internal pressure by learning from Ritu.
I hear a lot from authors who fixate on ratings and reviews. The importance of these cannot be denied, but how many take negatives to heart?
Why I follow my characters into a genre rather than starting with a genre and fitting characters into it.