Writing Books is akin to Being Married. Perhaps it is Marriage, by other means, in other words.
One starts with an Ideal Plan and a well-laid out Structure of how the Book will Look like. Everything seems Doable and Easy.
And then the real writing starts. All those plans and beautiful dreams of what the book should be or would be falls flat in the face of New Discoveries, of Tough Realities.
The Point is to keep on Going, and to tell oneself and one’s companion – the Pen or the Spouse, whichever suits you – that things will eventually work out. That we are in this together and we will End what we Started.
There are humps along the way. There will be bumps that put us in highs and lows. And missed opportunities that will make us jump, like we never used to.
And there will surely be encounters with the unknown, with the wise and good folks which will make you feel….the Best is Yet To Come. That Writing a Book will Keep you Happy ever after, Like Being Married.
When the Book is finally Done, the writer and the faithful companion would look back at those words that flowed, those days that went so slowly.
Those sweat and tears, pain and gain, that made Writing, in as much as Being Married, A Special and Joyful Experience in Life.
That is why I love Writing Books.