Writing can be very labour intensive on the mind.
The writer’s brain is constantly thinking, looking for inspiration or working out what to write to find the 8,000 odd words to finish off the first draft of that novel. (The novel I am writing is close to completion, but there is still daunting task of the second and third drafts to go)!
Coupled with the need to finish a fellow scribe’s comic book (written by Mark Farrugia) also strains the mind and body, but if I have learned anything from my fellow writers it’s patience, perseverance and pragmatism.
One fellow Aussie horror writer, Brett McBean, who mentored me during the AHWA’s mentor program and offered advice on the novella that will be published next year, knows all about perseverance and how it pays off.
The guy has had several works published and will later this year have a novel published called “Torment” (oh, the irony), but it’s purely coincidental that the titles of our books are the same. Either way Brett is an inspiration and his success only encourages me to persevere!
Check out Brett’s website which has recently been updated HERE