Is the above how you start writing a book? Not really a good idea! In order to write a good book, to stick with it for the long haul, and to successfully finish it, you need to be passionate about your subject matter. You can’t simply decide to write about whatever’s popular at the moment, be it vampires, werewolves, mysteries, zombies, or superheroes.

You need to write from your heart and soul, so if zombies don’t appeal to you, don’t write about them ( unless you plan on using zombies as a metaphor to explore what makes us fully human! )

What I’m trying to say is that you should be fully invested in whatever you’re writing about. If you aren’t fully invested, you’re going to discover one or more of these happening to you:

     1) You’re so bored that you quickly drop the book and never finish it.

     2) You get writer’s block and can’t think of a single useful thing you want to say.

     3) You write the entire book, but get so darn sick of it that you can’t bear to revise and edit it!

Time is precious; no one ever knows exactly how much of it they’ll get. So why waste your time trying to beat your way down a path you really don’t want to follow? Decide what you really, truly want to write about. What message do you want to send your readers? Or are you simply out to entertain them? ( You can do both at once, you know. )

What excites you, captivates you? What brings endless questions and ideas into your brain? Write about that! To be continued at a later date!

Keep on reading,

MRTighe

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