It has been a interesting week for any number of reasons but mainly because I have decided to write my next novel. The first one is complete and being edited before I make any big decisions; in the mean time I can’t stop myself from starting on this new endeavor. The bookshelf is symbolic of that; the piece I am starting is a personal essay/memoir of sorts, something I never thought I would put to paper. It had always been there, locked away and hiding behind the door I had put up in front of it. I dug out the key, walked inside; I did not like what I saw but I saw an important story to be shared. It is a risk, I am excited yet nervous. So I ask my followers what great ideas are you keeping locked up behind the door? What is stopping you from finding the key?
Happy Friday Everyone!
19 thoughts on “What’s Waiting For You?”
Good luck on your second book. Personally, I always thought a great way to celebrate finishing a book is to start working on the next one, but I’m crazy. As for your question, I actually don’t keep ideas locked up. I usually try to put them on paper as soon as I can and toy with them to see what happens. I’m scared that keeping them locked up could result in my losing the key and never finding them again.
Have you read Stephen King’s “On Writing”? He recommends putting away your novel for six weeks before looking at in again. And recommends starting to write something else. Looks like that is what you are doing. Good Luck. I wish I could start a first.
I am sure you could start a first, all you have to do is start 😉
And have talent. My writing is lacking.
I learned that the writing can be fixed later, it’s about your ideas and I have seen your work you have great ideas. 🙂
TY..nice of you to say. I wish I could see that.
I am finishing up a book similar to what you are starting. I was so scared of being rejected by my friends and family. A good friend gently tugged my story out, and now its almost done! I’m so excited you feel you are able you can do the same. Best of luck to you!!
A door surrounded by the the symbols of thought , sentimental memories must conceal another symbol . a form of subconsciousness pressing to open the door , to escape .. That could surely be a figure of both dark and light for most of us . Setting that kind thought free could be risky and or wonderful . Good luck !
with your new step
I’m still trying to find
the words, the structure
one day I’ll write
Good luck to you, my friend.
Writing and self-publishing my first book has been a gutwrenching experience. Great post, by the way!
Congratulations and good luck… with your completed novel and your new one 🙂
Thanks for stopping by my blog! 🙂 I wish you all the best in your writing! I can certainly understand where you are coming from about locking away ideas. I didn’t start writing my novel series until about a year ago but have had the story with me since I was a pre-teen. (I’m 35 now) 😉 It was my husband who convinced me to share my stories with the world. I’m working on my second book as well and although I love it, it can be a bit challenging sometimes to know how to put everything into perspective. 🙂
I have a novel incubating in my soul, its been there for about 3 weeks, irts growing characters at the moment, I’m very excited about it..good luck with yours!!!
inspiring ~ i read your title at first as “what are you waiting for”? which is likely how you cleverly had intended it to be a switcheroo *wink* and both phrases apply to me right now so thank you ~ best wishes on your next endeavor
Yay for you! Rock on!
Wow, that sounds really cool! What’s your first book like?
My first book is a general fiction novel about a woman who tries to find her calling in life through her everyday fantasies; this one will be totally different direction. Thanks for checking out my blog!
Best of luck with your finished book and new budding one! You know you are a writer when you are always ahead of yourself, I think, the secret key to never stopping no matter what!