Writing My First Book: 3 Game-Changing Lessons I Learned
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I’m also starting a seven-book historical/fantasy series, and it’s a completely different process than writing my first book. I’m trying to weave in foreshadowing for the whole series as well as anticipate what the characters will need to do in book 1 to have the series conclude in book 7. It requires a lot more planning than writing a sequel to a book that was initially a stand-alone story.
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After writing my first book so many doors opened to me from doing a radio show, podcast as well as speaking gigs. Writing a book will open more doors for you then a PHD.
When I was writing my first book, I used to read issues of in the evening, and my husband would often hear me mutter, "Oh, no! I'm doing it all wrong." Next morning, I'd go back to my book-in-progress and start rewriting, correcting my bad writing and attempting to avoid other beginning writers always make. I literally rewrote my first book a dozen times and, by the time it was finished, I felt like I'd taken a college course in writing.I did try writing my first book without looking back, and discovered that I really just couldn't work that way. Almost every scene, every chapter I write teaches me something new about the characters and the journey they're on, shows me something in a previous chapter that I've done wrong and will have to be changed. And I just . . . can't move forward with the book until those changes are made. Knowing that there are revisions waiting for me is too distracting--like having a horrible itch that I just have to scratch. So I edit, revise, then take the story forward another few chapters--chapters that in turn show me what I'm going to have to edit and revise all over again.I’m only 15, and I might start writing my first book soon enough. I just want to say that this article helped me get more motivated to write. The only thing i’m missing is a way to get enough ideas so wont run out of ideas.If you are deliberate about where you spend your time and energy, doing more can actually increase your productivity. While writing my first book manuscript, I had an idea for my second book, Innovation Trifecta: How to Catapult Innovation by Creating a Symbiotic Relationship Between Creative, Business, and Technical Teams. Writing the proposal simultaneously with my first book sped up my writing productivity and gave me more ideas for both books.