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Hi, all! Jennifer here.
You know...writing makes me feel bi-polar. LOL!
There. I said it.
But it's true!
Being an author has to be on the top ten list of professions with many ups and downs. I feel as if I'm on rollercoaster all the time. But maybe it's the unpredictability and those highs that keep us writing.
I suppose I'm getting philosophical because I just wrote "THE END" on my sixth manuscript.
Can I tell you how GREAT it feels?! (One of the HIGHS I just mentioned)
I thought for fun I'd break down what I love most and what I hate most about writing, since it's on my mind now. And I know in the next few weeks, I'll be back down at a LOW again. LOL
(It's the nature of the beast of writing) But one I wouldn't trade for anything.
WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT WRITING
1-Plotting: Yes! I love to plot. I think I love to plot more than actually write. LOL! Plotting is where everything about your story is new and shiny. Even your characters names! Putting down a bunch of ideas down on paper gets me excited to write about them.
2—The End: I know. Most authors are sad to let their characters go. Not me. I'm thrilled. It's like going to a wedding. I had a great time, but we can't do the chicken dance all night. The couple needs to start their life together. :)
3—Editing: Seriously. I could edit a book to DEATH. It's getting it all out on paper first that is the hard part for me.
WHAT I HATE MOST ABOUT WRITING
1- Beginning: I AGONIZE on where to start my stories and usually end up changing the first few pages a couple of times.
2—The Synopsis: I know I'm alone in this. But it is part of the submitting process I truly dread—until it's done.
3—Waiting: It takes so much time to write the book, then you have to WAIT to edit the book before you submit, then you submit the book and have to WAIT to hear from your agent or editor, then WAIT again for it to go through the process of preparing it to be published. UGH. Pure agony.
Do you feel dizzy from those highs and lows I mentioned?
What about you?If you are a writer, what do you love most about writing? Hate most?