Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Hoping I never run out of stories...By Rachel Brimble
Running out of stories has to be every novelist's nightmare and as I plan my twenty-first and second, I had this feeling overwhelm me which pretty much led to my paralysis for a few days. The fear well and truly gripped me until I started to doubt every previous book I'd written, my ability as a writer, whether all those fabulous readers who gave me four and five star reviews over the years were just being nice...the negative thoughts whirled around and around in mind, making any creativity impossible.
After that? Bam! I was addicted and now I write because I HAVE to - it's literally my drug of choice.
I am just preparing to send my editor my eighth book with Harlequin Superromance and the eight instalment of my ongoing Templeton Cove series. I think my paralysis came because I couldn't think of another story to set in my fictional UK seaside town and that scared the life out of me!
Now, I've just got to hope and pray my editor likes my new ideas - watch this space!
Why do I tell you this story? Because I know how many readers longed to be writers but are too afraid to get started. Do it today! That fear, that apprehension is always there, no matter how many books you might write so you may as well get started - the journey is worth it. Promise!
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Posted by Rachel Brimble at 1:00 AM