On Tuesday when I posted my Romance Weekly post, I had to ask my readers not to read that post at all.
Why? I hear you ask. Well, I shall tell you 😀
I hold back any details I possibly can about my stories and books from my readers and people in general whilst writing. I do this because I find it helps motivate me to keep going, because I have that constant excitement about what they will think of the book, and can’t wait to talk to them about it when it’s done.
It keeps me writing.
By the time they have read the book, I’m about ready to burst with the need to discuss it! But, for me, it’s the best decision. I think if I talked about the book whilst writing, I might lose interest in actually getting it down onto paper because I’d already talked it into the ground (which I can do, trust me, I can chat for hours!).
Also, I find that if I give my readers no knowledge at all about the book, then the editing and comments are better for it. If I told them what the book was about, or details on it, then they might understand things in the book due to prior knowledge, where as those scenes might appear complicated to another reader who doesn’t have that prior knowledge.
Though I do have to admit, I talk to my dog about the story and use her as a platform for talking problems out. She’s a good listener, sometimes, when she’s in the mood!
So, if you ever wondered why I am so tight-lipped on the subject of my books whilst writing them, that’s why 😀
What keeps you motivated to write your story until the very end? Do you like to discuss your books whilst writing them?
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