Innovating Through Artistry


In Emotional Intelligence on May 9, 2007 at 1:01 pm

Well I am coming around the last phase of writing my book and I can hardly wait to have it in the hands of a few agents to read. I have 2 weeks to finish it and one week to get it to my editor to meet my self imposed deadline. I have been working on Starving Artist Not! around the clock.

As day bleeds into night, I find I have hardly moved from my spot in front of the computer outside of getting a fresh cup of coffee or something to eat. Yesterday I sat outside and wrote. It was almost surreal watching the sun fade into darkness as I sat in stillness except for the clicking of my fingers on the keyboard.

It is days like these that I wonder what force is driving me because I am so determined and focused and tired. In June I will have worked on this project for a year in solitude. I am so ready to share what has consumed me inside of my book.

I know that once I have a chosen agent that there will be more editing and work to do and again the same when a publisher is chosen. But just getting the book to a state where I am ready to let go of it feels like a big step forward and will feel like a major accomplishment.

But the clock is ticking and time is moving on. For now, it is back to the dungeon to be a slave to my own creative efforts.

  1. Hi,

    I’m new to writing. I’ve spent the last 6 or 7 months building a book structure and character profiles and now I’m on the writing stages of the book. I’m only at the end of the first chapter but it’s going well and I’m positive about it. I’m very new to this writing process and would like to keep in touch with actual writers who have had dealt with literary agents and publishing companies.

    I have read your blog and find it very intersting. I wish you huge success and hopefully you let me know how you are getting along.

    Well done.
    John Totten ( )

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