My eyeballs are melting!

“Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay. I’m always irritated by people who imply that writing fiction is an escape from reality. It is a plunge into reality and it’s very shocking to the system.”
― Flannery O’Connor

 

I feel like I am so close. Only 2 chapters to go and my novel is read for publishing. A cover and some formatting to go and I will be launching my first book! I do look back and realise the ridiculous amount of effort that has gone into this. When I hear others say to me, ‘oh have you written the next one yet’, I feel like slapping them in the face. People who don’t write will never fully understand how emotionally and physically draining it can be!

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2 thoughts on “My eyeballs are melting!

  1. That is a top effort, I am so happy for you! Just think about how small 2 chapters really is in comparison to the bigger picture, that should help you keep tackling it 🙂 Very exciting time for you!

    I completely agree, writing is very taxing and can be a job like anything other, just one we enjoy (most of the time). Many, many hours of hard work and emotion is poured into our writing and it is a very important part of us. Some people just think it’s a silly hobby or that it is easy to simply write something new.

    Don’t let me get to you and keep on going! You’re almost there 🙂

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