Over the winter I have been collecting content for the book by populating the writing database tool ‘Scrivener‘ and have 80,000 words now. However, as a ‘pantser’ rather than a ‘plotter’, this activity means many hours crafting in light of my new conceptual framework.
My learning so far
1. If I hadn’t been using Scrivener to collect information/knowledge in pieces I would be sitting looking at empty page today.
2. When I lost motivation I listened to podcasts such as ‘So you want to be a writer?’ by Valerie Khoo and Allison Tait, both successful journalists and authors who provide the latest in news, opportunities, trends – and gossip – in the world of writing blogging and publishing.
3. Reading accessible writers on writing, like Natalie Goldberg (e.g. Writing down the Bones’ )
4. That old advice to put in at least an hour a day writing helps too.
Back to the PC now!