I know there’s people out there who are going to ask – why “Headdesk”? Or, better yet: “What’s a ‘headdesk’?”
Talk to any writer and they will tell you that writing is HARD. You know that image you might have seen of an author calmly drinking coffee at a well-lit desk by a sunny window, looking out onto a grove of trees? Yeah. That’s not a thing. Or if it is a thing, it’s a thing only one in a million authors get to do. Most writers live their lives in a constant state of near-panic.
Because writing rarely works as a day job, so you’re trying to find time to fit it in around your already-crazy schedule. And then the writer’s block starts, and the formatting on Word goes haywire, and you can’t figure out how to get the picture where you want it on your WordPress blog.
Hence: Head, meet desk.
Despite all of that, I have to say – I wouldn’t trade having the writing bug for anything in the world.
The Writers’ Room
The Writers’ Room is a collaborative writing advice column by Christian Writers, published multiple times monthly!
Follow the Writers’ Room for advice on writing craft, marketing, networking, and more, and be sure to check out the guest-posters on their own platforms!
We’ve all heard before, “All’s well that ends well.” If you want something to end well, it helps to start well. As you create a strategy to release your book, you must figure out a way to start the daunting marketing journey well. But what do you do to give your book a good start?
Bridging the Gap Between Beginning and End By Claire Tucker Reading a good novel is like taking a road trip. The road winds between hills and forests and anticipation for the end of the journey is palpable in the vehicle. Then all at once the hills and forests fall away as you drive onto aContinue reading “Plotting the Dreaded Middle”
By Tim Riordan Wouldn’t it be great if you could discover the silver bullet of marketing success? When I say silver bullet, I’m talking about the cream of the crop, the book marketers’ Mecca, the mother lode for marketers…you get the point. Let’s consider this from another perspective. What if I gave you an option ofContinue reading “The Book Marketer’s Silver Bullet”
© Elizabeth Jacobson and Headdesk Blog, 2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of material from this domain without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Elizabeth Jacobson and Headdesk Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.