About a month into taking the leap toward writing my first book, I am more motivated than ever! The farm atmosphere over Christmas encouraged me to get some good writing done. I started out trying to write with good grammar and big words, but I quickly discovered how frustrating that was. So, I just simply wrote. Got my thoughts out. Jotted things down whenever they came to me. It was quite liberating.
My collaborators (my kula) are enthusiastically on board and ready for our first meeting next week. It will be a wonderful reunion as well as a giant springboard for more juicy writing. I can’t wait!
I also need to start considering how I am going to distribute my book once it’s complete. I thought about contacting publishers to see if any of them would take me on but the more I thought about the benefits of self publishing, the more it seemed to make sense to pursue that option. This way I won’t have publishers breathing down my neck and I will enjoy full autonomy over my work and creative process. Anyway, it’s food for thought and I’ve got a lot to get done before I get to the point of finishing it.
In the meantime, perhaps, I will look back on what I wrote and do some light editing. Or I will reflect on my subject matter and see what flows out. Either way, progress will be made.