A To Z Blogging Challenge: I Is For Interesting


Do you know how you write an interesting story?

You start out with an interesting idea and you write a somewhat interesting story.

Then you go back and reread it and realize it’s boring you to death in certain spots and confusing as hell in others, so you rewrite it.

And then you’ve got a mostly interesting story.

So you reread it again, pull it apart, move some stuff around, take some stuff out, and ask a few trusted people to read it.

They tell you it’s interesting. In places. Just not all the way through.

So you listen to their feedback, decide it’s good or great or crap because they really weren’t paying attention to the book, and you tweak and you polish and you realize that fresh eyes are great eyes, because now….

Now you’ve got an interesting book.

Not only that, you’re pretty proud of how interesting it is. You can’t wait to share it with the world, it’s so interesting!

Now if only you could get an agent or an editor to glance at it, and find it interesting enough to actually respond to you.

Good luck with that.

Seriously, good luck. You’ll need it. And a whole lot of perseverance, because it probably won’t happen right away, and when it does, you’re going to be gobsmacked by it.

Which is silly, really. You wrote an interesting book, didn’t you? Of course you did!

Now go market it.

And try to act interested in doing that, while you desperately wish you could be writing more.

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