For this month’s guest post I have a little bit of information from author Eris Kelli for any writer still on the fence about starting that first book.
How to Write a Book from Beginning to End
By Eris Kelli
The most popular topic for authors to write about is how to get published. It’s a great topic, but so many of us jump the gun. You will never, ever, ever publish a book no matter how awesome it is, if it isn’t finished.
So why haven’t you finished your novel? Here are some of my old reasons and other that I’ve been given.
- No time.
- My computer is having problems.
- I’m still working on my outline.
- I can’t get started.
Here is my advice and you can take it or leave it.
As far as not having time goes, if you can carve twenty minutes out of your day, then you have time. It’s true just hang in there with me, and I’ll tell you.
If you were to write one page a day without fail you would have 365 page book at the end of one year. Hey, it’s a book more than no book at all next year, right? And I believe once you get rolling on it’ll be more than just a page a day.
The thing is if you really want to write you’ll find a way.
I am a busy mother of two. If I were to try to sit down at my computer while my youngest was about, he’d attack the keyboard. I had to write! So, I carried a notebook with me and wrote the old-fashioned way. Typing it later once my little ones were down for the night was a chore, but now I have Piper LeVine, A Gypsy’s Truth.
If it’s trouble getting started, don’t stress it. Just begin and keep going. Nothing is in stone. You can return later and perfect your beginning, middle, or end. I went back and re-wrote the beginning for Piper LeVine, A Gypsy’s Truth, six times and even more with other books I’ve written.
If this sounds like work, you don’t want to do than writing may not be your thing. If you love it and want it, then you have to do the work which comes after the book is written, believe me!
I had the best time writing, Piper LeVine, A Gypsy’s Truth. Not only did I get to go on a great romantic adventure with Piper, who is a fun young woman to tag along with, but I got to explore the Gypsy culture and experience magic!
My wish for you is a great writing adventure of your own. I hope you’ll get the chance to read Piper Levine, A Gypsy’s Truth and feel free to find me on Facebook and tell me what you think. Until then, happy writing and exciting reading.
About “Piper Levine, A Gypsy’s Truth”
Piper LeVine is the daughter of wealthy Senator, Harold and Katrine, or so she thought. When a stranger arrives in the night and throws her identity into question, Piper must uncover the secrets of her true origin.
Treacherous demons from a past she never knew she had are coming for her and only the Gypsies know how to deal with the monsters of myth.
Nicholas proves less than truthful from the get-go, but who can she hold onto amongst a sea of mystic if not hostile strangers? He is dangerous, captivating, and the only one who she knows that will stand against the creatures of the dark that seek her.
In search for the truth Piper will find more than her identity. She will discover her destiny, what she is made of, and the family that determines her fate.
About the Author
Eris Kelli grew up in the Pacific Northwest as the youngest of eight children. Her writing is fueled by her love of adventure, learning and her drive to explore an idea. She now resides in Midwest America, with her husband, 2 beautiful children, and happy old dog. Currently she is fast at work on the third book in the Piper LeVine Series.
Connect with Eris Kelli:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/eris kelli
Facebook Author Page: www.facebook.com/ErisKelli,
Twitter: https://twitter.com/eris kelli
My Author blog: eriskelli author.com
Second blog: www.authoreriskelli.blogspot.com