So for the last few weeks I’ve been slogging through forms, working on revisions, reading books on marketing, etc. After the excitement of the offer wore off, it’s definitely been work. So my question today is this; how do you keep the business part of writing fun?
I know I’ve talked about it before, but my favorite part of writing is getting an idea, fleshing out the characters, and writing the first draft. This, it turns out, is a very, very small part of the writing business. So how do you deal with the rest, which is clearly just as necessary as writing the book in the first place?
I think maybe after my book actually comes out, and I can hold all that hard work in my hands, that I might feel differently about this part in the process. While it will never be my favorite part, perhaps it will no longer seem like such work either. I also think that a large part of it is nerves, that I might enjoy it more if I wasn’t constantly thinking about my very first book coming out, and if people will like it our hate it.
What about you? What’s your favorite part of the writing process? And is there anything you do to make you least favorite part more fun?
Also, to my regular readers, I’m so sorry that I missed my Saturday poll this weekend. I have some other news I’ll be announcing shortly that will explain why I did, maybe at the end of this week, so stay tuned!