Writing Prompt. Hay House writer’s community, pathway 2, some step somewhere on the path.
My #1 obstacle is……?
My number one obstacle at the moment is time. No it’s not, it’s the organization of time. I have the same time in my days as everyone else, and yet other people have managed to write a book and get it published, so time is not the issue it is the organization of it. Let’s start again shall we?
My number one obstacle at the moment is that the process of writing a book is humungous, the more I research it the more that I realise that there is a huge amount that goes into writing a book and the whole process, and I gulp at the enormity of it all. I have a very good suppport system, who give me positive encouragement and feedback and tell me that the world needs my book, which is very encouraging, and then I watch another step in the Hay House writer’s community and realise that there is so much more to writing a book than just writing your story. Support is everything, to help get over the obstacles. There is a whole team behind each book.
At the moment I have a deadline of April 19th to get a book proposal in, and I have so much to do towards it. I need to find other books in my genre, which my book will complement and I honestly can’t find one. I have found adoptee memoirs such as Anne Heffron’s “You Don’t Look Adopted” or AHL Beattie’s trilogy, but neither of them are prescriptive memoirs or offer teaching or tips of how to deal with the after effects, the emotional roller coaster which adoptees experience. Then there is Nancy Verrier’s work of “Coming Home to Self” but she is not an adoptee, she is a professional and an adoptive parent, so I am still searching for the books to compare for that section of the book proposal. Maybe I can use the examples I have given and say that my story is going to combine the two types into a teaching memoir. Oh and the other constraint is that the book should have been published within the past two years. Nancy Verrier’s work is over 25 years old I believe. Anne’s and Beattie’s are more recent, but they are not teaching memoirs. So if anyone knows of a teaching memoir that has been writtne by an adoptee in the past two years please let me know. It will allow me to jump over what is probably my number one obstacle at the moment. Time will tell.
Blessings and Joy, Joy