Getting those first words is the absolute worst.
Whether you’re writing long hand, sitting in front of ye old typewriter, or dragging your laptop from coffee shop to coffee shop — getting down those first words at the most painful and the most scary. There’s heaps of doubt whether your novel is actually worth all the blood, sweat, and tears. Believe me, it totally is. Getting something down on the page is the best feeling and having it printed out, holding a physical copy of it makes that achievement even better.
Writing can be a stressful experience where you’re always having your head in your hands or like I do, lie on the floor and think about everything that I’ve done. You’re alone a lot of the way with you and your mind for company.
When I first began writing ‘In the Name of the Shadow,’ it…
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