Writing my First Book

You may be wondering about the long silence. I’ve been spending all my writing time on my new book and have recently finished the first draft. I’m really excited as it is a major accomplishment to attempt something of the magnitude of a book, let alone finish the first draft. So, here I am back to blogging, and I’ll continue to post updates here on the progress of the book. By the way, the title is Art of the Song: Life Lessons from Songwriters to Empower Your Natural Creativity, and my goal is to have it (self) published by my birthday on January 27.

The cool thing about writing a book is that it is very similar to songwriting, the difference obviously being the length and the absence of music. When I write a song at some point during the process, the song takes on a life of its own. That is, the song begins to speak to me and tell me what comes next. The same thing happened as I wrote the first draft of this book. I found myself waking up in the middle of the night with ideas and topics to write about in various chapters. This is when I knew I was on the right track, and the creative process was truly working through me.


~ by John Dillon on December 13, 2009.

One Response to “Writing my First Book”

  1. You’re making a book too? what’s it about?
    It is kind of true though, the characters come to life and the book is now something like a ‘living book’ isn’t it? and yeah you wake up in middle of the night with new ideas… It’s like if the story was calling…demanding you to keep writing isn’t it?

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