The biggest problem I encounter when trying to complete my novels is finding the motivation to follow through. When I completed my first, and only, manuscript for "The Silhouette" I was at the height of my anxiety. I was constantly afraid of death and what comes after. This led to the conceiving of that story. I wanted to create an afterlife that felt concrete. Following that journey to its end, helped me overcome a lot of pain. So, what is the problem now?
I honestly have found myself too busy to come up with ideas. Heck, I hardly have time to finish reading a book before I can ever think about writing one. To overcome that problem, I'm putting down the video game controller and challenging myself to read "It" in its entirety. 1459 pages. I feel if I can through that, I should be able to write or rewrite my MS.
Being on twitter again, seeing so many successful writers, has inspired me to keep going. I'm not talking about people who have sold several copies. I'm looking up to the people that got to book two. Some have even gotten to book three. I feel like I can do that. Anything short of that is a waste of my potential. TWS.
Thomas William Shaw is an author and stage actor from Birmingham, AL. He lives with his wife, Lauren, their children, and their cats in a quiet place. Occasionally he will post about it.
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