Book In A Year Series-Month 10: The Fear Of ‘Too Much’

“Too much”:

noun. The idea that a writer cannot write about what they want for the fear of what people will think or say.

Is this a legitimate fear? Of course. But this is part of the process! In the words of Bishop T. D. Jakes, “You have to feel this fear (you have to acknowledge that it is there!) and do it anyway.” The book that you want to write is within you! The story you want to write is yours, and dependent on your own tenacity and talent!

The work that you create need to reflect exactly what you want to create and that cannot be tethered to the opinions of other people.

You are a writer–so write.

Your job is writing, the audience’s job is to read.

So…give them something to read.

Keep writing!

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The Complete Imagination-What If…

“What If…”

This is a question that I believe is at the heart of every writer. I believe this the infinite thing we all chase–often. It is the thing that we strive to capture a little bit a time. When we allow our minds to wander to the far off places, doing the far out things, we get more confidence in what we desire to write about!

Who doesn’t want that?

Who doesn’t want more confidence to write about what they want to write about and not just about what people think they should write about?

Chase the Robin.

Unlock the doors.

Use the key.

Write bravely.

The world is waiting…

Book In A Year Series: Month 9-At Peace With The Final Draft

To Series or Not To Series…?

Ah, that is always the question! Who am I to dash your hopes and dreams, dearest writer? This is the only time where the end of a story is the beginning of another–and even then, series do end. However, don’t despair! This is one to the thing that I need to tell you about series versus stories.

If you are building out a world with people, specific mythology and characters, you might want to consider a series.

If you think that you story can be told with just one book, you might want to just write one story. If you want write a sequel–there is more story to tell. A series gives you more or multiple stories to tell.

Series are investments! They allow your mind to flex and wander!

Stories allow your the freedom to focus one story at a time and develop what you want to say to its conclusion.

Don’t stifle your voice by the space you think it might take up.

Keep going!