Wednesday, 11 September 2013

No Page

It all started with a blank sheet. Yes, there is always a starting point. But before you start, have you thought of where it is going to take you to? Hum? Wondering what I'm talking about?

I started writing my first novel last month (Android 5.0: The Meltdown). But then, I stopped writing after two weeks. Two weeks! Know where the last draft is sitting? On my desktop, waiting for someone to rescue it. But no! It isn't going to happen anytime soon. Not when Mrs P is feeding her baby, taking a course in creative writing, or working on other projects that will earn her some cash.

So, what did Mrs P do? Well, I started writing a second book (Adventures of a Middleschooler in Arabia) two weeks after saying "cheerio" to the last one. I still have about 20,000 words to write and I'm already feeling sleepy. This is only the tip of the iceberg. I ardently searched for a illustrator for my book, and when I found one (that's how he called himself), it happened he didn't even know what an illustration was. Man! What I'm I going to do with scammers?

What happens to Mrs P now? Let the unfinished book take siesta on my desktop or keep ploughing until I get to the end? Hey! I haven't even found an illustrator yet.