Hey my name is Henry. One of my role models is Hank Moody, not in every aspect but in some. This blog is about my RAW journey from mediocre writer (now) till I become a successful writer. My mother tongue is not english and my primary writing language is another language. My long term goal is to become a best selling author, but right now I'm crap. I live my life drinking, meeting women, getting heart broken, breaking hearts, working. I work in medicine research which is amazing, but that does not matter. I will write what i do, what i feel, what i hate, what i struggle whit and so on. Becoming a writer is hard as fuck, especially because you compete against everybody in the world who can write, which is quite a lot of people.
My first goal are:
1. finish short novel 20 000 pages in 1 month.
if i can complete my first short story before july ends, then i have what i takes. I'm far from thinking i will make it, but if i finish this first goal then my virginity has been broken. So goal is to write, not to write the best novel or with best grammar. Just think, write, think, write, finish. Most writers do everything but write, that is hard part. Its easy to think you have to be a perfectionist. Thinking " I don't want to write now cause i don't want to spoil this good story with bad writing, or thinking I'm not ready".
My philosophy is: Start before you are ready, and you will force yourself to be more then ready. I don't know how to write, but if i instead read everything about writing and never start writing it will be a waste. Instead, I'll start writing and write crap, i have to be bold and dare to be crap so i later then become gold.