Especially when you’re trying to make it happen on top of all kinds of other duties. I came across this post today by James Sherrett, who has already had a novel, “Up in Ontario” published , and he shares his two cents on a site called the Word Count Journal:
I don’t mean to poo-poo the idea of writing every day. If you’re serious about writing a book, which actually means finishing writing a book, then you have to write often. Many times you have to write when you don’t feel like writing, when the right words to lay out on the page feel elusive.
I’d be inclined to agree, but I can’t help but think that it’s the kind of structure and disclipline that I should commit to, to help finish my Dad’s book.
More on that later I guess. For now, just more procrastination! We have made more progress though. Janis is transcribing my Dad’s notes from the digital recorder he brought with him (great foresight Dad!), and soon we’ll able to bang out a few introductory chapters. When we do, we’ll publish them here, and see if we can get that sample to generate more conversation and storytelling among our six heroes.
Ta for now!