I love reading, and as a writer I like to broaden my scope by reading outside of my comfort zone, so that I can learn more about my craft.
Being a writer is tougher in reality than it seems in fantasy. You see all those memes about what your mother, friends, society thinks a writer does. None of them really show the truth of a writer’s life. So, here are the most awkward truths about writing.
You always have to eat or go to the bathroom when you’re:
You don’t enjoy editing nearly as much as you enjoy writing.
You spend more time looking for the ‘perfect’ cover image than you do writing the book. The key is to not wait for the ‘perfect’ cover, but take the ‘best’ of what you find.
When you go to bed at night, you don’t:
When you’re sitting alone in a mall/cafe/restaurant/social place, you:
You always get your best ideas:
You will spend more time advertising your book on social media, than you will talking to your friends on social media.
You will undoubtedly spend more time on the internet than you plan to, checking messages, advertising, and talking to other writers. It will quickly become your go-to method of procrastination.