Often I feel as if people that are not writers believe that a book or a story just happens. You, my fellow writers, know much better than that.
A good story never just happens, it takes planning, writing, research and oh did I mention writing? It seems that we are always writing, and re-writing. A necessary evil no doubt.
Today I have been working on my novel. It’s a mystery/thriller. I love the story, of course, I should right? But getting things just the way I want them is becoming a challenge.
Friends and family know that I am working on a book and they are always asking, “is it done yet?’ They should try to write an essay let alone a book. They mean well and I love them for it, but they don’t understand the blood, sweat and tears that go into the writing process.