Sunday, March 19, 2017
Writers WRITE (Laurie Boyle Crompton)
I have found new joy in writing!
Becoming a published author has been my lifelong dream and I am beyond blessed to have my fourth (4th!!) book releasing in less than two months. Yay for novel-writing! And yay for book deals that haven't even been announced yet. Which means more novel-writing. Yay!
Except that having a career writing novels can sometimes make writing feel, well, like it's a job. And I have yet to find a pain-free way of completing a novel. In fact, a career in publishing can sometimes make an author forget the reason they got into this thing in the first place: the pure and simple joy of writing.
Sometimes, a writer must seek out new forms of writing in order to rediscover their initial passion and excitement. They must try writing things that are not-a-job and just-for-fun. Things that make them feel like they're starting all over again. Things like, oh I don't know, maybe ... writing comedy skits!
I am learning so much and I'm having So. Much. Fun.
And guess what else? All of this fresh energy is helping fuel more productive novel writing! So if you're struggling to find joy in your own writing process, you may want to try something completely outside your comfort zone. (And maybe inbox me if you've found some pain-free way of completing a novel.) Happy writing!