I’M Done WOOOOOOOOHOOOO!!
Hi welcome back its been a while, how the hell are you?
So I finished writing my book, what a bloody mission! At times it felt like it would never end, I was literally possessed by the beast. The rest of my life just seemed to fade out of focus and in a way it was a bit like one long dream. My wife and my daughter were amazing throughout; supporting me every step of the way; putting up with me not shaving, the creative mood swings etc.
Anyway I stuck a few chapters on this Authonomy website thinking it would be nice to get some feedback from other aspiring writers. I have to say for the most part its been excellent, really encouraging but there have been one or two rather unpleasant experiences. What I noticed the most is that other writers can’t wait to tell you what to do in order to be more like them. Granted there are certain rules to grammar and stuff and you will notice from the way I write that I never really learned them; but damn.
One dude even took offense to the way I pitched the book and really laid into me without even turning a page of the actual piece of work itself!
The way the site works is that its self-regulating so the users decide what makes it to the illusive editors desk for a read. Genius your thinking; I know some bright spark at Harper Collins decided he was bored of reading millions of submissions and came up with the idea to get aspiring writers to do it for free.
If anything its made me realize that I don’t write so other writers will go wow he really knows how to hump a page and thats been very useful.
I write to connect with people on a deep level and express the bubbling cauldron of emotions inside me so I don’t explode. I write to share my feelings and fears. I write about things that make me laugh and weird thoughts I have so I don’t go crazy keeping everything inside.
Anyway I’ve walked many miles and my book is ready, its a fucking blinder if I dare say so myself, my shit is deep!
The next step is finding someone who believes in me and getting it out there. It seems like a huge task at the moment but I know in my heart of hearts that I’m almost there.
Thanks for all the love its really helped me through (you know who you are)