What Makes Writing Such a Challenge and Also So Much Fun - Adite Banerjie
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I was once asked: If you weren�t a writer what would you be? I was well and truly stumped. I have�thought long and hard about this question and have really not been able to come up with an�alternative career that I would be equipped to handle or enjoy as much. (Oh well, perhaps there is�one�that of a dog trainer.) My writing career started soon after I left college and got into�journalism. But while I have changed tracks�from fact to fiction�writing has remained at the heart�of all that I do.\n\nDon�t get me wrong. It�s not just about sticking to my comfort zone. In fact it�s the other way�round�writing continues to challenge me every single day. There are days when it seems impossible�to string together a proper sentence. And then there are others when the words seem to fly off the�keyboard, and I can hardly keep pace. There are times when I am like a demented maniac hating�every word that I have put on paper, deleting huge chunks of work that I had done the previous day,�just because it doesn�t seem right any more. I can�t think of any other career that would pose such�challenges on a day to day level.\n\nTake, for example, my decision to write a romantic thriller. This was going to be my third book (No�Safe Zone) and I had written two romance books (The Indian Tycoon�s Marriage Deal�& Trouble�Has a New Name) before that. I have read enough and more thrillers to know that I would need to�end every chapter on a cliff-hanger to keep readers turning the pages. And the romantic thread�would have to be woven into the plot. So, how hard could it be? But theory and practice are two�different stories altogether. Even as I worked on the manuscript I continued to go back and forth,�edit and rewrite, trying to get the pacing right without losing the plot. Believe me, I was sweating it�out every day. And there were plenty of times that I nearly gave up the struggle!\n\nSo where is the �enjoyment� in all this struggle, you might ask. When things are going your way, it is�pure magic. There are those amazing moments when you can feel it in your bones that there can be�nothing more sublime than writing. Doubts disappear much like dark clouds being chased away by�sunshine. Your belief in yourself is restored. And when, after the rewriting, it all comes together, you�know you wouldn�t have it any other way.\n
So, whatever you do, hang in there, believe in yourself and brush up on your craft as much as�possible.
\nYou never know what your next writing challenge will be and it pays to be prepared�or as�much as you can be before you pack your bags and set sail on yet another�adventure. Happy Writing, folks!\n\nAbout the Author:\n\nAdite Banerjie has three published books to her name. She is also a screenwriter. To find out more�about her and her writing visit her website.�Her latest book No Safe Zone is available at bookstores in India and Amazon and Flipkart.\n\nAuthor: Adite Banerjie\nPublisher: Harlequin\nRelease: May 2016\nGenre: Fiction / Romance\nBuy from Amazon\n\nIf you are an author, share about you & your book(s) in Author�s corner & do take a look at our unique community approach to Book Marketing.!
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