This month, as I am getting closer to finishing my novel, I have been reflecting on why I am writing this book. What do I hope to achieve?
Here are the reasons I want to write a fiction novel:
- It’s one of my life goals. I don’t know why it’s important to me, but it is. I want to have written a book length story.
- I want some one else to read and enjoy my story, even if it’s just one person.
- It might be nice to make money on something I’ve written. Who am I kidding? It’s always nice to make money, but making money doing something you enjoy is even better.
In addition to examining my motivations, I have been thinking about how my own writing will stack up against other novels that are out there. It’s an unfortunate habit of mine. As a writer, I know this is not a good idea because I will just fill my head with doubts. I do it to other writers too though; I compare them to each other. I can’t help it. Even though I have been comparing my writing to what I’ve been reading, I have come to one conclusion:
IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW GOOD IT IS RIGHT NOW.
Right now, I just need to get the first draft done.
Keeping this in mind, happy writing and reading this month!