I have been working on my book for some time now. I made an outline, then I changed it, then I changed it again, then I got angry, threw it in the trash, made a new one and I am still changing it. Character development is also going through my head. I am at a state where I simply follow my stream of consciousness to see where it takes me. I am still in my beginner phase.
But you know what’s the most difficult thing?
Coming up with the title. That’s it. I will make a million more outlines, but I am not coming up with the title any time soon. I think it’s hard because I don’t know how to express anything in a few words and titles are short. I write blog posts that give me all of the space in the world I need, I make youtube videos where I can say whatever I want and the time won’t run out. I am not a person that knows how to be concise. Most of the time, when I try to say something in a few words, I end up saying something wrong or stupid. I need my space and creative liberty.
So, that’s what I have been struggling with. The word document in which I am writing the book is literally named “Nothing yet”. Maybe that will be the name of the book in the end!
For those of you who wrote books, I have a question. Do you have any advice for a newbie? I wrote short stories before but this idea in my head will turn into a novel. Do you maybe have some courses on book writing you think would help? I am open to all suggestions!