Adventures in Writing a Novel

A Writer’s Life as told by Ross Gellar #writing #amwriting #romance #fantasy #paranormal

Several months ago I did a post on A Writer’s Life as told by Joey Tribbiani. While I don’t really want to repeat the same post, my multiple requests I’ve been asked to do another. And this time I’ve decided to take on Ross Gellar.

Ross was a bit harder than Joey, but I still had a utter blast creating this post.

Enjoy!

A Writer’s Life as told by Ross Gellar

When you are trying to find the perfect name for your characters . . .

when youre trying to name your characters

When someone asks you why your novel is taking so long and you don’t want to answer because you don’t want to admit your procrastination tendencies . . .

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When your characters decide to take off with a mind of their own . . .

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When you’re struggling with your outline . . .

when youre trying to force your outline to work

When you’re zipping through your outline like a BOSS!

when your zipping through your outline

When your beta reader tells you there are several flaws and holes in your plot line that you have so carefully outlined . .

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When you are trying to fix said plot holes and flaws but they aren’t cooperating and take their revenge . . .

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When you wake up from trying to drink away your writer’s block  . . .

when you try to drink away your writers block

When you’re struggling with a sex scene . . .

when youre struggling with a sex scene

When you finally get to celebrate after finishing your final draft . . .

when you've finished your final draft

When you show up for your first writer’s conference ready to pitch to an agent . . .

when you show up at your first writers conference

When you are leaving the room after said conference agent rejects you face to face . . .

when you get a bad review

When you get a rejection letter . . .

when you get a rejection letter

When you get a contract offer from a publisher . . .

when you get a contract offer from a publisher

When you get your edits back for the first time and you open up the document . . .

when you get your edits back and you open the document

When your editor wants you to make changes that affect the whole novel and will take massive rewrites . . .

when your editor wants you to make changes

When you send off your ARC to a reviewer . . .

when you send off your ARC for a review

When you receive an overly harsh review . . .

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When your friends ask you how you are after a bad review . . .

When friends ask you about a bad review

When you see someone else’s grammar on Facebook . . .

when you want to be a grammar nazi

When someone tells you that writing novels is easy and anyone can do it . . .

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When you get your first royalty check . . .

when you get your first royalty check

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