There is a writer in all of usPosted by: Yosha
I am fascinated by people who can actually figure out stories, write them down and get them published. I started to wonder – does everybody have a novel in them, and they just need to get it down on paper? Do I? I decided to test myself.
I wrote my own first novel and yes, I actually finished it. I gave it to friends to read, and they liked it. So far, so good!
Then I submitted it to a publisher. No guts, no glory, right? I got back a lukewarm response, but not a flat out no. The editor gave me some suggestions and said rewrite and resubmit.
Now I find myself staring at the words I wrote, and for the life of me, I can’t actually get new words down on the paper. They just won’t come out. I know published authors write and rewrite and rework, in order to get their books published, but I just can’t seem to do it.
So, what makes authors different from the rest of us? From me? What is the creative process going on in their head that lends itself to this process?
Do you have a story in your head? Have you ever tried to write it down? Have you tried to get it published?
I’d love to hear about your thoughts or experiences, whether you are an author or a reader.