Entries by Alene Nitzky

3 Lessons I Learned Writing My First Book

I started working on my first book in January of 2017, shortly after we expanded our family with two puppies.

The puppies needed constant supervision and attention, so I moved my laptop from my backyard sanctuary to the kitchen. Not only was I quickly reminded how energetic and demanding puppies are, but I also learned three key things as a first-time author.

Writing the original puke-on-paper version took less time than I thought. Getting everything out that I wanted to say was only the beginning. The next step – editing it into something that made sense – was the challenge I hadn’t anticipated.