Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Just write the damn book.

This week was supposed to be my big start to the 2nd draft, but I kind of froze. I started letting outside considerations enter my thinking.

Will people like this?

Am I prepared for people not liking this?

Is this a manuscript that I would send off to a publisher?

And so on.

In the end, none of those questions are pertinent. I'm writing the book I'm writing. I'm not sending it off to a publisher.

So I just need to write through the doubts and finish the book.


Andy Z said...

Wait you're not sending it off to a publisher?


"Ignore the digital" indeed.

Duncan McGeary said...

No, no. My writing persona LOVES e-books.

My retail persona HATES them.

We try not to get in each others way.

Andy Z said...

Have you read any ebooks?

Duncan McGeary said...


But I want everyone to read mine!

Andy Z said...

But you've convinced me to never buy an e-reader. How will I read your book?

RDC said...


You never know you might try e-books and find like many of us that they are far more convenient than the paper variety.

Anonymous said...

"Write every day, without hope, without despair."