I want to write a book, but here's my problem....?
February 9, 2011 10:20am CST
First of all, I don't have a regular computer, so typing is an issue. Second, what I started was on a usb flash drive which got stolen from me, and it pains me to have to start over. When I do have an idea, I just can't seem to get motivated to actually finish it. I have plenty of ideas in my head, two in particular which I think I could sell. My life goal is to write these two books. I'm running out of time for one of them (said book takes place after 2012). Can someone help motivate me, please? pretty please? Also, if there are any aspiring writers out there, maybe befriend me so I have someone to talk to about writing and maybe we can keep each other motivated to accomplish our dreams. (By the way, my spelling and grammar is usually not this bad, I'm just trying to type fast lol)
9 Feb 11
Hi there, You are already one step ahead of me. I would like to write a book, but have no idea what to write about. I may have an idea for a small e-book though. Maybe that is a start. Anyway, people can steal your possessions, but no one can steal the ideas in your head. Since you have plenty, get started writing immediately. Sometimes, I have this problem. If two much time lapse between my enthusiasm for writing and the actual writing, my interest for it wanes. But we can't constantly give ourselves excuses and we will not get to where we want to be. You do not need to have a computer to work on your writing. If you have a handphone which can store files, it may work. It has worked for me. I write my articles on my hp nowadays and transfer them to a computer when I get a chance to. If not, then get down to basic - pen and paper is still feasible. Just get that writing done! I'm speaking for myself too. Add me and we can motivate each other.
10 Feb 11
Why don't you write a small e-book on what difficulties and confusions you are facing to choose an appropriate topic for your real book. Am sure till you reach the end ,you 'll find a topic for your self. Like i wanted to be a writer since teens but just like you i couldn't find a topic for myself nor i could motivate my self for writing a real time book.But in my masters studies i find one of my books very difficult to understand and grasp as well and then i thought why not i write a help book for this very course book. That book was CRITICAL PRACTICE by Catherine Belsey . can i add you ?
10 Feb 11
Wow! You have written a book. A couple of friends had wanted to get together to write a self-help book for students on a particular subject. We used to be teachers, you see. But we did not go ahead with it. I guess it was time constraint and lack of motivation to work on it. I'm thinking of something simpler to write like a short e-book first. At least, I'd get the motivation to write a longer piece. Sure you can add me...
2 Jul 11
If you don't have a computer, don't worry. You must be having a cellphone with voice recording facility. Talk your ideas into the cellphone and record them. Talk all those ideas and record them. Then, when you find time with the computer, just type everything as a list of ideas. While doing this you may get new ideas, and if so, you can jot them down in between and and expand those previous ideas. Just go on doing this, don't resist any idea. Then,on the computer, try shuffling these ideas and group them as you wish. Give a title to each idea. Develop these ideas as you get more thoughts . After few attempts and trials, you will get accustomed to this routine. As you practice this technique and you get habitual, nobody can stop you from writing like a professional.
10 Feb 11
First of all i found my self very much related to your problem.i wanted to be a writer and came to know that i lack many things including vocabulary,imagination or idea,devotion ,zeal and motivation.But i noticed that in teens i read a historic novel and wrote a review about it, which i still have with me.While writing it i erase it many times and edited it and finally came up with a perfect review. that piece of creation still inspires me to write more. So i wanted to say that don't get dishearten by losing your earlier work because you would have deleted it or edited it later in times as you read it as a critic of your own. Good luck with your book.
10 Feb 11
An author visited my school once. It was a few years ago but I still remember it. He said that when he wrote his book, he would write only around 100 words a day. Sounds like something that you can manage right? But of course, depending on how long the book is going to be you may want to increase how much you do gradually or when you are in the zone to just keep going and don't stop til you hit a wall (metaphorical wall that is ). Good luck.