My writing journey will be taking me right down the rabbit hole in just a few weeks, when I release the first book of my ebook series, Writer…Uninterrupted.
The ebooks evolved from my blog series of the same name, posts where I reveal my struggles, lessons learned, and growth as I try to balance writing with life.
My hope with the books is to reach out to people who want to be writers, but don’t feel they have the courage, strength, or skill to make it happen. Or, to writers who have taken the plunge but are caught in a whirlpool of uncertainty. Or, to those who are curious about this writing gig but don’t know how to get started. Even if you’re a modish gladiator like I am, bringing on the writing can be a fearsome prospect.
I believe anyone can be a writer. I also believe anyone can be a published writer, as long as one puts heart, soul, and a bit of ferocity into the effort. Obstacles such as lack of time or support are real issues, but there are real solutions that go above and beyond “just write.”
I often hear that other writers have given up on their dream because they couldn’t fit writing into a busy lifestyle, or because the rejections from literary agents became too painful, or because they couldn’t finish the first draft, or because a normal person urged them to do something else.
The common theme that I find among these writers is that they’ve given themselves an out. Rather than trying to reach their goals via a different route, they give up entirely because reality doesn’t match their visualized path to certain goals.
This means there are stories out in the universe that will never, ever be read by anyone else. I think that’s sad. And unnecessary.
That’s where Writer … Uninterrupted comes in. Handbooks to guide story brewers at all stages of their quest. Handbooks that not only help keep the writing dream alive, but also help set the dream into ass-kicking motion.
Over the next few weeks, as I learn to navigate my rabbit-hole, I’ll talk a little bit more about the series, how I arrived at this decision, and my overall vision for these handbooks.
How about you? Fallen down any rabbit holes recently?