Writing a book is turning out to be hard, but I think the hardest part is going to be withholding all the stuff I’m writing before my book is finished. It feels impossible to refrain from posting it here now that I’m finally writing again. I SO want to share it with you guys. I don’t want to hold out on you, especially now that I’m on a twelve-day writing streak, which feels more like a hundred-day writing streak in light of the very very dry writing spell I had for the last twelve months. I’ve been radio silent here for so long that I want to post every day, twice a day, to make up for my past year of meh-ness.
But I HAVE to withhold because not only do I worry that somebody will try to steal my great ideas, but also because sharing it would leave no reason for anyone to want to buy my book since they could read it all for free online.
So then I was just going to post some of my favourite bits, but I talked myself out of doing even that for fear that I’ll give away the best parts and you’ll all be disappointed when you DO read the book because the highlights will already be familiar. (Just like when you watch a trailer for a movie and it looks excellent but then you go to see the movie [feeling compelled to spend money on it BECAUSE of how good it looked in the trailer], only to find that all the best parts were already IN the trailer and you saw that for free online, so then you feel completely gypped and personally affronted by the makers of both the movie and the trailer and also the people who popped the popcorn that night because now that you think of it, it tasted a little burny.)
I would hate for that to happen to you. (And to me.) (And to my book.)
So I am going to be strong and keep my cards close.
But I WILL give you this:
I think my book is going to be really good.