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posted by MarkJMiller in Books

Writing a Book

February 16, 2012

I love to write, and I do it a lot (and I do mean a lot) Whether it's creating poetry, blog posts, short stories, editorial columns, journalistic articles, or just a letter to a friend, I enjoy organizing thoughts and giving them permanence in words.

The one major writing box I haven't checked off my list yet is writing a novel. So yesterday, with a combination of personal motivation, creative inspiration, and just the right amount of gin, I started one.

I'm feeling pretty good about it so far. I think I have a good idea for a story, I know the style I want to use and the points I want to make.

But I'm afraid I'll screw it all up. Now that I've finally gotten started, I don't want to let myself down. This is an immense undertaking for me, and I'm notorious for not fulfilling my own goals.

Are there any other writers out there with a little experience writing books? I'm treading unknown waters and any advice would certainly be welcome. Do we have any secret novelests in the AT world?

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