I have been writing my book what seems like the span of a lifetime. Of course I am exaggerating but for a writer it can seem like it takes forever to get a book done. But just like in life the journey can be worth it in the end.
At least I hope that’s the case, right? Yes, it is worth it but at times when you are in it, you need to find support to keep helping you through it.
A few weeks ago, I had decided I would place my fiction book, It All Comes Back to Love, on the back burner. In its place, I would work on an expanded, perhaps you could say an updated version of Life Lessons from the Heart. That’s what I have been working on. And I have been rewriting and reworking the layout and format of the book. That’s a part of the writing journey. You have one idea so you start writing. Then you start thinking, “Is that a good idea or perhaps there is a better idea or way to write it?”
Then you stop writing.
That’s the place I am now. I want to take a step back away from it because I feel that I’m spinning like a hamster on a proverbial wheel but not really going forward.
I want the book to the best it can be—but what does that mean for this book? For my book? I know that I will figure it out but I need time to do that. So I’m taking the time to do just that.
Then I will write again. And continue on with my book.
I would love to hear from my fellow writers— Do you go through similar cycles during your writing?
Please share so we can support and inspire each other.