Writing a book/ Novel

This week Dr Tanya has shared this quote;


There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” (W. Somerset Maughum)

She asks:

For today’s prompt I would love it if you could share experiences about various stages of writing a novel or any kind of book whether poetry or non fiction.


Sadly, I haven’t written any book. I have plans to eventually compose a poetry book from thousands of poems that I’ve written for my blog but…….

I think it’s this ‘but’ that is a pain in the b##€, as it stops our train of thoughts on the station and throws out red signals to stop our progress.

In my case it’s just plain laziness and procrastination. I have many excuses I make to myself, but they are just excuses. If I really want to do it, how hard would it be to select some good ones from already written poems and spruce them up to b we published in an e-book?

I have a feeling that if I was doing it on paper with a pen in my hand I’d be farther along thanks I’m now, which is point zero! The fact that I have to scan my blog on my laptop and select and copy the poems I want makes me want to put it off to tomorrow; and we all know, “ Tomorrow never comes”

What to do?

Wait for a miracle, or hire a tech savvy young person to help? Perhaps that’s what I’ll do!

What about you: Are you writing a book/novel? How is it going? What are the issues that you are facing?


In response to Blogging Insights– NF # 44, hosted by Tanya



37 thoughts on “Writing a book/ Novel

  1. I am working on draft number two of a novel and making good progress. I joined the NaNoWriMo competition of writing 50,000 words of a novel in the month of November. I set it aside after that and just started editing and rewriting when the file disappeared off my computer in April. Now I’m starting from scratch — or memory — and writing 1,000 words a day.

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  2. I like the idea of hiring a young person! I lean on the younger generations quite a bit. As you know, I am now in the editing phase of my book, which is not my favorite part, but one of the most important. Getting closer. 😁

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  3. I’m just doing it. That’s all you can do, keep typing but life does get in the way. I long for a time when writing will be my job.

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