1/9/2016 10:45:18 am
You are totally right. With my first book, I had written, bit by bit, for three years. Then I floated it out there to see if anyone was interested in publishing it. When I actually had a publisher talking to me, he told me that it was one of two things: either a great first draft or a shortened, seasonal book.
1/9/2016 11:30:08 pm
Thanks Larry. I'm glad you found the push you needed to write. There are so many distractions in our society and in our busy lives. Its good to have a driving force to "force" the pen.
1/9/2016 11:49:07 am
This was especially true when I was writing my dissertation for my doctorate. I didn't have a word quota, but I had a time quota. I believe it was two hours a day. We wouldn't do anything fun (like going to a movie) until I put my time in. It took a couple of years and for some time was the longest dissertation in the UNI library, but I completed it and it has served me well. It was about 500 pages long, but lot of that was appendix. Writing now is just for fun, not for a degree.
1/9/2016 11:34:02 pm
Wow Bonnie! 500 pages is quite the undertaking. I'm glad you still find enjoyment in your writing even after running such a hard race. Blessings.
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