My First Novel

I have been writing my book now over 15 years. Everytime I finish it I re-read it and change it....getting frustrated...really need to get it out there for a review.
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4 Responses Aug 13, 2010

Two of the most compelling stories that I have read Angela's Ashes, and Tis,,,,written by an teacher late in life ,,,,don't give up

SVB, if it's any consolation, (which I feel certain it's not lol) I have started three books, still have them on the computer, still unfinished (and that's an understatement) and probably will remain so. I can cite a myriad of 'legitimate' reasons why, but in my mind, comes down to one thing: I'm not disciplined.<br />
I also believe there's that fear of failure lurking in the inner sanctums of my consciousness, which gives me carte blanc to say, ah, what's the use anyhow.<br />
I write every single day, in some capacity. I wax poetic, philosophical and fluent gibberish at times. But because of my lack of discipline, inability to stay on task, I write mostly songs. I have estimated no less than 200, and of those I have finished to a 'demo' stage, about 25, and of those, I have actually sold 2. Very cheap, and locally, but my hope is to get my name out there. Some how, I'm able to stay with the songs, not that I don't put them down and come back later. But it takes an average of about 6 mos. to get one to that stage. And that's working on it every day.<br />
My reason for this litany, is to say, that I am very frustrated with myself when I look at all the writing I have done, for naught. I have file cases and boxes full of stuff, that only I would save and most unfinished.<br />
This next step for you, though unnerving, is your final stage. <br />
I urge you...JUST DO IT! Go for the brass ring. Don't end up just talking about your failures to someone you don't even know, like me.

SVB, if it's any consolation, (which I feel certain it's not lol) I have started three books, still have them on the computer, still unfinished (and that's an understatement) and probably will remain so. I can cite a myriad of 'legitimate' reasons why, but in my mind, comes down to one thing: I'm not disciplined.<br />
I also believe there's that fear of failure lurking in the inner sanctums of my consciousness, which gives me carte blanc to say, ah, what's the use anyhow.<br />
I write every single day, in some capacity. I wax poetic, philosophical and fluent gibberish at times. But because of my lack of discipline, inability to stay on task, I write mostly songs. I have estimated no less than 200, and of those I have finished to a 'demo' stage, about 25, and of those, I have actually sold 2. Very cheap, and locally, but my hope is to get my name out there. Some how, I'm able to stay with the songs, not that I don't put them down and come back later. But it takes an average of about 6 mos. to get one to that stage. And that's working on it every day.<br />
My reason for this litany, is to say, that I am very frustrated with myself when I look at all the writing I have done, for naught. I have file cases and boxes full of stuff, that only I would save and most unfinished.<br />
This next step for you, though unnerving, is your final stage. <br />
I urge you...JUST DO IT! Go for the brass ring. Don't end up just talking about your failures to someone you don't even know, like me.

SVB, if it's any consolation, (which I feel certain it's not lol) I have started three books, still have them on the computer, still unfinished (and that's an understatement) and probably will remain so. I can cite a myriad of 'legitimate' reasons why, but in my mind, comes down to one thing: I'm not disciplined.<br />
I also believe there's that fear of failure lurking in the inner sanctums of my consciousness, which gives me carte blanc to say, ah, what's the use anyhow.<br />
I write every single day, in some capacity. I wax poetic, philosophical and fluent gibberish at times. But because of my lack of discipline, inability to stay on task, I write mostly songs. I have estimated no less than 200, and of those I have finished to a 'demo' stage, about 25, and of those, I have actually sold 2. Very cheap, and locally, but my hope is to get my name out there. Some how, I'm able to stay with the songs, not that I don't put them down and come back later. But it takes an average of about 6 mos. to get one to that stage. And that's working on it every day.<br />
My reason for this litany, is to say, that I am very frustrated with myself when I look at all the writing I have done, for naught. I have file cases and boxes full of stuff, that only I would save and most unfinished.<br />
This next step for you, though unnerving, is your final stage. <br />
I urge you...JUST DO IT! Go for the brass ring. Don't end up just talking about your failures to someone you don't even know, like me.