When I first got the idea for my book I was bouncing off the walls with joy!
Then the work started and I realised there was more to this Book Writing Lark than I’d realised. But now, I’m re-living that initial enthusiasm. Suddenly, writing my first book is so exciting – again.
I recorded this audio a while ago. But I’m ready to share my excitement now. I think you’ll probably hear exactly how excited I am …
TRANSCRIPT – Slightly Edited
Hello! Claire Gillen here, my Lovelies.
I just wanted to do a little post about how I’m getting on with The Book.
This morning I woke up and took myself out of bed and straight to my desk. I was so excited about working on my book!
I thought it had been a few days since I’d last looked at it. Actually I think it’d been over a week and I suddenly got this urge to go back to it.
It’s so important I think to go with the flow of how you’re feeling – following your inspiration and enthusiasm.
Many people say the inspiration will come if you sit at your desk and just start working. That may be true as well – sometimes – but not all the time and everybody’s different.
Anyway, I was very, very eager and I almost ran to that desk chair! I started reading the outline that I’d already put in place and how I had started to relate it to The Hero’s Journey and this young boy, the story’s hero.
I can’t explain what it is. But I’m almost holding him close to my heart and, not protecting him, but just keeping him … sacred, I think is the word I want to use for now.
So I started looking at all that I’d written before and I was getting really excited! It’s all fleshing out. I can see each of the scenes, the boy’s progress, his adventures, his ups, his downs, all meshing together. It’s starting to seem like a ‘real’ story.
I also now have more of an idea of what bit to work on. And it can be any bit of the story. It can be any stage of the journey. I don’t need to work in order.
Because I’m using Scrivener that makes it all the easier (to work in this ‘out of order way’.)
If you haven’t heard of Scrivener, check it out. If you’re writing anything at all, Scrivener is a fabulous tool. (The link takes you to a free trial – I’m not an affiliate – I just love Scrivener!)
So that’s it! I just wanted to say that I’m feeling really up, really excited and I think it’s all coming together.
There’s still a lot to do. It’s not the book I thought it was, as I think I’ve said before. But (I think) it’s going to be a fabulous book(!)
I’m enjoying it anyway. And I hope, because I’m enjoying writing it, that other people are going to enjoy reading it. And that makes me feel a little bit tearful – in a nice way!
So, lots of love to you all and I hope that whatever you’re doing is going beautifully as well.
And if it isn’t, Don’t Worry. It will all work out fabulously, I know that for sure. Because … everything always works out in the end.
So lots of love and I’ll do another little blog post soon and let you know how I’m getting on.
Okay. Thanks. Bye!