Okay, now this post is a perfect example of a writer’s procrastination. While I should be fearlessly typing away at chapter 1, I’m researching and compiling a list of heavyweight contenders for the perfect text editor.
Why? Because this blog is just as much about you as it is about me. I want to provide aspiring writers with the tips, tricks, and tools to just pick up and go. I’m doing the homework for you (and greatly procrastinating in the meantime.) Continue reading
I am six days away from the “one-month” anniversary of announcing my book project. Since then I’ve written nothing! I’ve heard others refer to this as the procrastination fairy. Maybe she really does exist!
I have been working though. In the past few weeks, I’ve researched and acquired some books about writing which I plan to explore. Last week, I developed the premise for four possible books, and emailed the ideas to my email subscribers. I also shared these on Facebook with my personal network for more feedback. Continue reading
In my pursuit to write my first book, I’ve decided that it’ll be fiction. I had assumed this would be the case, but didn’t want to rule out creative nonfiction, poetry, or some other possible incarnation of wherever this is going. Somewhere in my head there is a story to tell…now it’s just a matter of choosing the right one!
They (well, the proverbial they) say that if you want to be a writer then write. I know that’s where I need to be, so choosing the right story to start penning is my first challenge. I’ll need your help! Continue reading
While I studied English Literature for years, I never dove into formal creative writing classes. I’ve read every genre under the sun. I’ve dabbled in writing stories, blog posts, and more, but never with any real structure or direction. In short, I have no idea what I’m doing.
Okay. Let’s recap.
Buy the domain name tomwritesabook.com. Check.
Build (another) new blog. Check.
Publicly announce that I plan to write a book. Check.
Write the book. Uh oh.
(Time to put my money where my mouth is.)
Why am I here? This is a question that I ask myself frequently. Daily, if I’m lucky.
If you are stumbling upon this around the date it was published, you most likely know who I am, but for the sake of strangers – here’s a brief introduction. Continue reading