How it feels to write a book:
It feels easy, yet sometimes so difficult,
exciting and thrilling, yet sometimes scary,
fulfilling, yet sometimes never-ending,
challenging, indeed sometimes brain-wrecking,
necessary, yet sometimes so unimportant,
as if I am strong and powerful,
yet at the same time so vulnerable,
it feels like expanding myself, like I’m reaching for stars,
it feels so cozy, yet sometimes even painful,
it feels like a privilege, like a purpose and destiny,
although sometimes I feel useless and clumsy,
it feels like an honour, like I’m incredibly lucky,
yet sometimes I just feel untalented,
sometimes the text feels brilliant, sometimes it feels like crap,
it feels inspiring and captivating, yet I can feel my ears sweating,
I feel like I have a thousand stories to tell, yet so little time to write,
I feel like I’m creating with my mind, yet somehow being led by intuition,
sometimes it feels like a curse, but mostly it feels like a gift,
it feels heart-opening, even heart-exibiting,
it feels like tricky hard work when I’m fighting with my characters,
it feels like the emotions of all the charachters: I feel the joy, the adrenalin and the heartbreak, there are tears and there are laughter,
it feels overwhelming, and miraculous, like magic, and so frightening,
it feels enchanting, surprising, unbelievable,
yet just simply wonderful.
After writing this text, I’ve been asking writers on Twitter how it feels to them writing a book. Here are some of the answers…
@constantvoice A dance with the magic of my imagination, igniting the sparks of character and plot
@mhowalt Breathing life into a story dwelling inside. Doing what I always knew I needed. 🙂
@AuraEadon Eyes inside, feel and disentangle character and story threads, weave, let them flow.
@diggyduffy Characters spoke to me, got angry with me, and scratched my face until I told their truth and not my own. They set me free.
@diggyduffy The 2 most amazing words I wrote were: The End. It was as if the clocks stopped. My fingers left the keyboard & my hands shook
@diggyduffy Didn’t see it coming. 2.5 yrs following, recording, & writing a story that revealed itself slowly like remembering a dream.
@sarinalanger It feels awesome and I wouldn’t trade it for anything ❤ I know I’ll be an emotional wreck when I get the first proof copy!
@MollyLooby It feels like being a superhero 🙂
@MaragetLeigh8 It feels like pregnancy…. 🙂
@NoellBernard It feels like my imagination is coming to life.
@tweedlebb Fantastic, until it went public, will they love my baby?
@DenverRyanLit Sometimes it’s scary, but mostly its just terrific fun 🙂
@LLcphillips For me, writing is escaping and freeing my mind!
@GracieMGWriter It depends how well the writing is going so at times it’s fun and productive, other times, frustrating!
@Court_Kae It feels like discovering that you possess magical powers – Thrilling & terrifying.
@LoreScarlet_ Writing is one of the best & fulfilling experiences, but also one of the most stressful and painful experiences.
@brianawrites it’s exhausting yet extremely rewarding. It takes a great deal of self-discipline.
@AuthorChristyK Like creating a life and watching it grow, suffering thru ups and downs, and then freeing it to the world to stand on its own.
Thank you so much for these really great answers!
Now, over to YOU! How do YOU feel when working for your dreams?
I would love to hear from you in the comments!
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PS! New translation word count: 1107!