The Worst Part Of Writing A Book

I’ve spoken to a fair few writers in my time. Well, that’s a nice opening line to make yourself sound old. Anyway, it’s fun to discuss the writing process and your individual pros and cons in addition to your actual stories. And during these discussions, over the years, I’ve learned a lot about myself as a writer. I’m sure what I’m about to say will sound familiar.

Years and years ago, I used to say that my barrier to writing, and the thing that I did not enjoy, was finding a way to connect the dots. You know, adding all the “fluff’ and “in between” stuff. I’ve only realised over the past five months that what I had actually been saying at the time, was that I had not yet found a way to enjoy writing itself.

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How My First Novel Got Its Name

I am currently going through the (self) publishing process and I’m pleased to see that it’s coming along nicely. But I’m one of those people who only believes they’ve achieved something when they can actually see it. For instance, I won’t believe I’m an author until I’m holding my book in my own hands, rather than just knowing it’s going to happen.

Hopefully in seven to seventeen days I will have that opportunity. I’m a bit giddy and in disbelief right now to fully acknowledge the reality.

But I figured, while I’m waiting, I could let you guys in on some pretty cool trivia. Now the book I’m working to publish right now is not my first ever novel, if you read my origin story on this blog. But it is the first novel I’ve completed, gone the whole way with (that’s not sexual in any way) and got to a point where I believed it’s ready for publication.

Today I wanted to discuss how this novel actually got its name.

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A Horrifying Idea

I must confess that the horror genre is actually one of my favourites. While I am not an avid reader of horror books, I am definitely a major fan of movies and especially video games. In video games I discovered possibilities and ways to evolve the genre that movies simply can’t achieve, and that’s because of gaming’s interactivity. If you don’t believe video games can be scary, I’d be happy to give you a few recommendations which may change your mind.

Today I’m going to dissect the horror genre somewhat.

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My Origin Story As A Writer

I’ve come to realise that despite how changeable people are, many people I’m close to and have known since childhood have ended up pursuing similar interests to what they were known for all the way back then. It’s rather interesting actually, and I could provide examples using my various cousins, but I’ll leave that for some personal thoughts later.

Take myself for example. Writing for me started a very, very long time ago.

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