It is funny to go through my bookshelves:
Yes, there is a warrior in me (a book title). I try to wake her up.
If it shall be writing for the next months and selling the book which is not yet written, what is my expertise I wondered this morning. How can I make money with the written word? I needed clarity this morning, an approach to that topic and might it be a modest one. What do I know about writing, what have I written so far?
- I write my private journal for a decade. It is so not at all good. I jump from topic to the next. It is without any systematic. I only write. Despite this chaos this journal was very helpful for me. Once I read: writing saved my life. I could say this, too. I never felt a writer's block here. Nobody judged the result not even me, perhaps this is one of the reasons why it is so easy-going.
- I write this blog. Almost 4000 (!) posts were published since the middle of 2006. It seems to be fun for me. (Have I nothing else to do???) I don't want to say anything about the quality, some obviously like to read what I write. I never felt a writer's block. LOL. Sometimes I have to hold me back not to write about everything.
Here and then I was motivated to improve my writing skills, see books. This morning I went through my bookshelves to collect all the books on writing. There are still some books hidden, I am sure. I also have an online book: How to write a book in a month or so is the title. It is a good one, I must get back to it. Many books are on novel writing, how to produce litterature. It is not yet the time for story writing. It shall be a "how to book" what I will write. We all know already, it is on how to stay slim, which is not the title.
I also went to a creative writing workshop last summer, which was great and I learned a lot. Be lively, I remember. Delete what is redundant. The first sentences are supposed to be exciting.
To be precise is one of the recommendations I try to remember all the time when I write: Once I opened a book by Catherine Deneuve, this beautiful French actor. It was a book about her life, an autobiography. I read: The party was boring. Why I screamed silently in the book store. Why Cathy was the party boring for you??? Did you miss your favourite stalker? Or was the food lousy, because you missed the roast pork? I am sure what Catherine D. finds boring needn't to be boring for me. But perhaps it is, but I want to know. The word "boring" tells me nothing.
Beside all these writing recommendation, I give myself one:
It is not necessary to be a good writer in order to make money with a book.
Once I read: A speaker was in front of a group of economy students. He asked them who can make better hamburger than those which are available at McD. They all were sure, they could. But who makes more money with that food, he asked?
(Side mark: McD does not make the most money with food, but with real estate, but this company surely makes more money with it than the students).
Shall the cafes here in Munich be my offices for the next month.
I am ready now for a yoga practice.
Further planned activities: I need a book shelf. This is true. Hahahahaha. Also books want a home.
Something funny at the end: Darling, I said to E, I want to write a book and make money with it. He supports "almost" everything that I want to do. I went on, because he seemed to be busy: What are you doing right now? He: I'm writing an article for a magazine. I need money for our trips.......I said nothing to it. He makes already money with writing (not only, but also). He is a man of action. Action is the secret. Action. Action. NOW.