Originally Posted by Rick336
In five years my goal is to have my book finished. I've been working on a book about my gay rights days in Minnesota for some time now and hopefully it will be finished by 2014. But I know that writing a book takes a lot of discipline and "practice" which means I probably need to spend less time on the internet.
Great minds think alike. I am working on a book too. Non-fiction. It's about my bag- singing- from a historical perspective. Lots of research went into it. That was the fun part. The hard part? The actual writing. Which brings to mind a saying heard in a writing class a few years ago (I made myself take 4 in a row): first drafts are shitty drafts!
So true. Getting one's thoughts onto the page can be a trip!
I've made progress in fits and starts. So I'm working with a writing teacher to whom I have to be accountable. It's put some fire under my butt.
Deadlines. Deadlines. Deadlines.
Excruciating, but necessary.
I just hope the process is going better for you!
1. An account of the personal experiences of an author.
2. An autobiography. Often used in the plural.
3. A biography or biographical sketch.
4. A report, especially on a scientific or scholarly topic.
5. memoirs The report of the proceedings of a learned society.
Sounds like you have a very interesting tale to tell. I think it's very important that your story be told. So much of gay liberation is known only to those who lived through it. And you are such a person. As such, I think it is very important that this knowledge not be lost to the sands of time.
Less time on the internet. I hear you on that!