Saturday, September 18, 2010

Wannabe Writers #34

Wannabe Writers is an internet writing group. Everyone is welcome to join. It's a place to meet other writers, ask questions, and get feedback. Click here to find out more about how it works.

Where I am in the writing process: Unpublished. Currently working on a novel I've been on and off again with for two and a half years. It will see the light at the end of the tunnel one day. I'm sure of it!

My current problem(s): Self-doubt. I having one of those self loathing I'M THE WORST WRITER IN THE WORLD weeks. I know my story. I know what I want to happen, and sure I've started it over 4 different times, but half way through it I realize what doesn't work. It's not a complex story, but when it's right - it's right and when it doesn't work - it stops you dead in your tracks. This whole week I've tried writing out scenes and they always end with..."what the crap is this? gah!"

Then on the other hand, I've been running on tired for the past 3 weeks trying to get used to this whole new life of balancing school, work, family, friends, writing, book blog, and trying to loose weight (shootmenow!) is just making my head jello.

........If it's not, can we just say it is? Please?

Question of the week: What are you thoughts on e-publishing? Everyone wants to get published through a major publishing house and see that final hard-copy in their hands and top the best-seller charts. But what if that's just not in the stars for you---would you ever go the e-publishing route? I mean e-readers are starting to pick up popularity...

Okay...this is soley my opinion so please do not take offense if you have done e-publishing or self-publishing. As of right now where I stand as a writer (and a dreamer), I feel if I took that route, I would be cheating my dream and the 10 year old girl who told herself she would one day have a book of hers in a store.

I'm not saying those that do it are - not at all. But I've also never shopped a book yet. I've never fully went back, revised, edited, critiqued a full length novel before, wrote a query letter, scouted agents, cried over rejects - you get my point here. So who knows down the road, I could give it a shot. I know the world of reading is turning into e-book and I don't like it. I'm one of those people who aren't a big fan of all this wonderful! new! shiny! everything in the world will soon be all electronic! things...but that's a whole other post for a day I doubt will ever happen.


  1. I just bought an e-reader not long ago, but I still like to hold the books in my hands. I suppose I am in limbo. I know how you feel, I'd like to see my book in a book store one day. Good luck with writing this week.

  2. As long as I don't e-read, I would never e-publish.
    I agree with you. There is nothing in the world that could ever compare to having a book in your hands, the smell of it, the feel of the pages... and the gorgeousness of a shelf full of books.
    I hope we never get to a point where hardback books are like creatures in extinction. I would die slowly of reading hunger.


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