So as some of you know, I am working on a book called: “Scribbles of a Scrambled Mind.” While I enjoy writing it and a lot of the chapters come naturally…sometimes…writing a book is difficult. I started thinking about why that may be and here is what I came up with :
(These are all based off my personal experience. These are not facts. Thank you.)
- To develop a character you have to create a life and a past for them that support who they are in the present. Even if you don’t write all of that into the book…the complexity of a character is a delicate and important task…and if it’s not done well…then the love you have for your characters will not come through properly to the readers.
- Deciding on what your message you want your readers to get when reading your book. Not all, but most books or stories have a core message or lesson that the author is wanting you to learn. Not to say you can’t voice multiple ideas…but you need to choose a theme so it’s not super chaotic and hard to read. That being said…I have a lot I want to say… so it’s hard not to jam pack my entire brain into one book.
- Worrying about what readers will think. It’s one thing to write a blerb here and there. Or write personal stories into your journal…but the thought of many people picking up a book you poured your heart and soul into is…intimidating…or what’s worse…the idea of nobody picking up your book.
Those are my three biggest blocks when it comes to writing. I want to hear from you. It doesn’t have to be about writing…I just want to hear: What is the hardest part about your favorite hobby? Or…you know whatever is on your mind. I like to hear what is on the minds of those on the other side of the screen.
That’s all for today, I hope you all have a great Monday and I will see you all Wednesday!