11.10.2015

Ten true things about writing my novel

The dots are easy. Connecting them is hard.

Writing a great sentence feels better than anything else, even if you have to delete it later.

There’s a reason they call deleting the great stuff, “killing your darlings.”

It is so, so easy to find other things to do when you know you should be writing.

I am scared to finish because what if it actually sucks?

I write with only three people in mind, and one of those people is me.

The things I’m writing about scare the shit out of me.

I already feel like a failure.

I absolutely want acclaim, but it is more important for my soul that the acclaim be critical and not commercial, which is in direct opposition of how the writing business (and my bank account) works.

I think that social media is the worst thing that has ever happened to writers, writing, and publishing, but that is a post for another day.

Bonus thing: I'm almost done. This gives me serious anxiety.

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