Fun In Retirement: Writing a pretend book! on June 16, 2014 Get link Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Other Apps posted on Not Dead Yetfor Visible Friday Linda MyersJune 14, 2014 at 1:54 PM Laughed at the biography!So, when is your book coming out, Barbara?ReplyDelete Replies Barbara TorrisJune 14, 2014 at 8:09 PM Not anytime soon...I have too many things I like to do and sitting at my computer FOREVER is not something that is calling my name! Besides that, I have not written my biography, don't have a title and the beginning, middle and end are as yet unplanned. Yes it will be a while. b+ A blogging friend wrote this comments for the last post, When you write your first book, what will your bio say? Linda Myers is a blogger (Bag Lady in Waiting) that lives in the Pacific Northwest and has actually co-authored a book with her husband about his Vietnam experience. She knows what goes into writing a book. I, on the other hand, can only guess. Back when I started writing this blog, I did it as a piece of pretend publishing. The idea of being able to write something and see it in a place that others could look at it too was so appealing to me. I couldn't write my way out of a paper bag back then (and maybe still can't). I knew that if I were to get better, I would need to practice practice practice. Could it be that writing a book is much the same? Don't real authors with failed books leading up to a blockbuster know that the failure was what made them a success? The failed books turned out to be practice for the one that was really good. See, I really never plan on writing a book. I don't have enough years in me to write twenty books and maybe arrive at a story that someone might want to read. On the other hand, I know that if I don't "write a book" and I live for twenty years more, I will just only be very old and there will be no book. I have come up with the idea for a pretend book. I could write a title, create a table of contents...or not....write as many or few stories as I wanted. Say "THE END" and move on to my bio. I might start with the bio because at least I would know what to write. Doesn't that just sound like fun? In fact, I already have a three ring binder full of stories I could use. So, it is a thought. We will see. What do you think? Should I create another pretend book blog and just start? HMMMMMM. b+ Books Linda Myers Writing Get link Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Other Apps Comments Susan WilliamsJune 16, 2014 at 2:36 PMI found myself nodding at what you said about practice, practice, practice. The more you do it, the better you get! I love that you already have a notebook full of stories! There's your starting place, right there!ReplyDeleteRepliesBarbara TorrisJune 17, 2014 at 10:16 AMI think you are right!DeleteRepliesReplyReplyPattiJune 16, 2014 at 5:26 PMSounds like you are ready to write, Barbara. Do it, for the fun of it! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.ReplyDeleteRepliesBarbara TorrisJune 17, 2014 at 10:17 AMI like that idea a lot Patti. Next time I will write a fashion blog.DeleteRepliesReplyReplyTom SightingsJune 17, 2014 at 7:47 AMNot a whole lot different from blogging ... if you don't do it for the fun of it, why would you do it?ReplyDeleteRepliesBarbara TorrisJune 17, 2014 at 10:18 AMI agree...I find my motivations changing all the time. What is happening with me is interesting. All the distractions are going away and I am finding that I have returned to what I originally set out to do. I like that a lot.DeleteRepliesReplyReplyAdd commentLoad more... Post a Comment Leave a comment...I am interested!