Tuesday, January 5, 2010

I am about to tear my hair out! For some ungodly reason, I thought it would be fun to turn my thesis into a full-length book. I enjoyed writing it for my Masters, so why wouldn't I enjoy writing it for the world? I'll tell you why, because it's a damn lot of work! Normally I don't mind putting in so much work, but there is a huge difference between writing fiction and nonfiction. I don't mean to imply that one is better than the other, but there is a very different style and mindset when it comes to writing either/or. For fiction, you have a set line. Your characters have to get from point A to point B. They can go on numerous adventures in that time, but they generally pull you through to the end with their own story. In nonfiction, there is still a point A and a point B, but they are achieved in different ways. There isn't a set way to end your book, and even though chapter 1 might relate to chapter 2, they don't have to be connected. Plus, you don't have any characters to pull you through.

Right now I'm feeling extremely overwhelmed because I haven't had block time to work on my book. I work on it when I can; in snipits here and there. I'm sure that if I have a chance to just sit down and work on it for a while, I won't feel so anxious. I don't have a deadline of when it needs to be done, but I've been putting it off for a long time, and I just want to finish it.

Everything will be just fine, I'm sure of it, and I'll let you know how it goes!

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