Self-Publishing Journey Part 3

Finishing the first draft of my novella gave me the momentum to finish my other story.

Check out Self-Publishing Journey Parts 1 & 2

I was stuck. Lying in bed, I had given up on the horror story. This was worse than writer’s block. I needed an idea. Then it struck me. I got out of bed and went to the office to write it down. All the major points of the story were there. It was incredible. All that was left was to write it. I woke early and started typing. The several thousand words I wrote that morning were the most I had written in one sitting at that point. I was so satisfied. And excited. I was already passionate about writing, but this was electric. I couldn’t wait to sit at my desk again. This went on for about a month. Endless ideas and words flowing. I felt the story as I wrote. I would compare it to a runner’s high, but I found it every day.

Until I approached the end. But this time I approached the familiar problem a different way. I went back to the horror story. And guess what. I got unstuck. It didn’t take long to finish writing the first draft, and it wasn’t long, but what turned out to be a novella was my first finished manuscript. And finishing it gave me the momentum I needed to finish my other story.


Author: Arsenio Franklin

Writer & depressed house husband.

4 thoughts on “Self-Publishing Journey Part 3”

  1. First of all I want too saay awesome blog! I had a quick question which I’d like
    to ask if you do not mind. I wwas interesteed to fiknd
    out how you center yourself and clear your head prior to writing.

    I’ve had trouble clearing my thoughts in getting my
    thoughts out there. I truly do take pleasure in writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are wasted simply just trying
    to fjgure out how to begin. Any recommendations or tips? Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks! I don’t usually sit and try to write poetry. Usually a line or two pops in my head while running or something, then I build on it. But writing other things, like fiction, I totally get sitting and “wasting” time. But sometimes that’s what it takes and I have to tell myself it’s not wasted time if something eventually comes of it.


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