The Poet of the Heart
by LaNona Walker
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He chose the fire,
And she chose the rain.
He swore he’d set the world on fire-
Just for her.
But she was by nature-
The flood that would put it out.
He wouldn’t stop, and she couldn’t go anywhere.
So the fire and the rain danced.
Until the fire burned out, and the rain disappeared.
The flames rose higher and higher,
And the teardrops of the sky fell.
The fire and the rain danced,
Until both were nothing.
Just embers and smoke,
Nothing more and nothing less.
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I know other authors can do three different books at the same time going, but sadly I can't. (Probably why it takes me a bit longer.)
My process and daily writing routine really stays the same but does change here and there for each project. There was one project several years back, that every day I would wake up early and write at my living room window with my pug and morning coffee for an hour or two in a notebook. That particular project ended up going on the backburner...
There was one project where I stayed up until 2 am every night writing when my family was asleep, with coffee that I probably shouldn't have had that late, and I just listened to my playlist with headphones and wrote. (Scared myself countless times, because there were scary scenes in the book.)
So I try to write every day, I use very vague outlines and character descriptions as I write, and I drink lots of coffee and listen to a playlist as I write. That's my process and daily writing life!
On average for writing a book, I'd say the first draft can take anywhere from 6 months to a year. Then from there, it depends on what you do next. And it varies per project. One you might wait a month and then do the second draft of. There's one book where I drafted the whole series altogether and had to split them up as the second draft. Then revising can take a few months, as well as getting feedback from Beta Readers or Critique Partners. The editing also depends, because you can be your editor or someone else could be.
There's a lot of different factors into how long it takes to write a book. For me, there was one book I wrote in a whole 12 months-period (it was crap, and terrible to edit). And there've been books (like the one I have coming out next year) that took three years because I messed up and wrote it and it's sequel together and had to separate them...
The Poet of The Heart was probably the easiest project so far; the editing wasn't as hard as others, the writing didn't take hours to perfect, and then the revising didn't kill me! So it's a good child! Lol :)
Thanks for reading!!
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