Questions every writer…


…asks? So they hope at Blood Red Pencil. Let’s see if I ask them! πŸ™‚

10. Why is it so much easier to write about writing than to actually write? Uh, no, I don’t ask that question. For me it’s easier to write than talk about writing. But then, for me it’s easier to write than to talk. OK, I’m the one with a problem! πŸ˜‰
9. Why is my writing in my head so much better than the writing on the page? Not really. I mean, in my head it’s a movie. And putting a movie in screenplay form loses a lot. Besides, I can cry on other people works, but don’t manage to cry on my own writing. Not when I write it down. Because I do cry when I tell it to myself in my head. Sigh.
8. How does time seem to fly by when I’m writing well, but yet crawl when I’m struggling to write one decent sentence? Ain’t no grammar buff nor purple prose lover, therefore as long as the sentence relays what I need to say, I don’t care. Time always fly when I write – or when I brainstorm, get that shiny new idea, find a way out of a dead-end, etc.
7. Do I have too many characters? Too few? I usually have too many. I don’t mix them up because I have my virtual cast very clear in my head, but yeah, sometimes the reader might get lost… So I’m working on cutting down the main characters! πŸ˜‰
6. How did I manage to forget that subplot that I began on page 20 and appears to have vanished without a trace? This might happen during draft zero, but when I re-read the printed version of draft one I usually find all those plot holes and inconsistencies. Usually. But then, that’s what first readers/wise readers/alpha or beta-readers AND editors are for, right?
5. Good grief. How many more editing passes is this manuscript going to need? I will not get stuck in rewriting hell. Ever. Again. Forget it.
4. When will I ever consider myself a success? When I reach those other 4995 readers to make my 5000readers goal! πŸ˜€
3. Will anyone really want to buy this book? Absolutely. S/he will find it, eventually, with web serendipity.
2. Will I ever have another good idea?Β  I don’t seem to be lacking of new, better ideas… What’s writers block?
1. What happens next? Really.Β What happens? The joy of improvising on a loose outline! Yay! πŸ˜€
What would you answer to all this?
I would like to add that BoI – Ether excerpt is now available on Indie Book List… go check it, it’s free! πŸ™‚
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  1. Love your answers! I am so doing this! πŸ˜€

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    • yep, that was fun! πŸ˜‰ Will check your answers ASAP! πŸ˜€

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