So I’ve finally actually finished a book.
I’ve been trying to do so for the past seven years.
Story after story has been started, very few in vain, however none that have, so far, reached completion.
Although, admittedly, this is a short(ish) children’s story, however it has taken me two years to get to this point. I started it as a way to pass the time when I arrived early for my job at an after-school club, hence the genre, and have just been doing bits here and there ever since. I even kept it almost a secret, by omission, simply because I find that the more I talk about what I’m writing, the more imaginary pressure I feel and the less motivated I would be to actually write. Keeping it to myself gave me the freedom to write whatever, whenever and wherever I wanted, with no thoughts about having to get a certain amount done, dreading the ever present, “so how’s your story coming?”
My efforts now will be focused on getting this completed story published. Once typed up, creating a second draft, I will be distributing it a few people who will proof read it, helping me to create a third draft.
This version of the story will then be made available to the world using amazon’s self-publishing process.
If the story is well accepted and I can save up some money from the sales, I will then publish paper copies. The final goal is to publish a fully illustrated copy.
For the illustrations, I will be asking the talented people of the internet to submit any artwork they would like, to be considered to be added to the published edition as well as the digital.
This, of course, all hangs on how well it is received. If even a small handful of people enjoy it, I will be happy.
I will be documenting my progress via this blog as well as a new YouTube account
Wish me luck.
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