- Getting hit by an idea, comparable to getting hit by lightning but 10 times better.
- Trying to remember said idea because it’s going to make you rich and famous. Hello, New York Times bestseller and blockbuster movie deal with Hollywood.
- Finding someplace to write down your story idea. A napkin works.
- Beginning on a high note. Make sure you cherish the honeymoon phase. It doesn’t last long enough.
- Reaching the halfway point and realizing you still have a long way to go. Don’t quit now. What a shame to let your hard work go to waste.
- Coming to terms with the fact that your first draft sucks. Happens to the best of us.
- Wanting to abandon your novel because another idea came along. Perhaps the grass is greener on the other side.
- Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. You’re almost done.
- Writing the last sentence. The two best words you’ll ever type: THE END.
- Wishing you could sleep for the next 10 years. You can’t. Sorry.
- Dreading the thought of having to edit your manuscript at some point. You got this.
- Patting yourself on the back. Go eat a cake or two. You deserve it.
4 thoughts on “What It’s Like To Write A Novel”
The honeymoon phase doesn’t last long… so true! Lol.
Yeah, it’s my favourite phase. 😛
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