The creative process in a nutshell...
I found this great quote, which I think describes my experience being a writer perfectly. I wonder if other writers feel this same way?
Some days, I have a writing high and can't stop the ideas from pouring onto paper. I want to share what I've crafted with everyone.
Then the next day, or perhaps an hour later, I'm reading through what I wrote, wanting to delete every word. This is crap. Nobody is going to read this. Worse, they WILL read it. And hate it.
My book proof came in the mail yesterday and I went through a crazy myriad of emotions. It was so thrilling to see my name on the cover, but terror was sending super-charged butterflies fluttering in my stomach.
This just got real. I'm going to actually have to publish this thing now. And let people read it. I need to promote it and ASK people to buy it (gulp).
I'm going to do it. And for a moment, I'll be so excited I feel dizzy with it. Give me a few more minutes and I'll be biting my nails and jiggling my leg. Yikes! I'm thrilled and scared to death at once. Does it get easier?
Wish me luck over the next few days as I work up the nerve to hit Publish. What a journey to publishing it has been.
Share your creative process, what gets you excited, and what keeps you up at night. I love to collect author stories!