Similarities Between Lord of the Rings & Being a Writer #writer #writerslife #amwriting


Here is why being a writer is a bit like Lord of the Rings:

  1. Your story is the ring and you secretly believe that in the right hands it could bring great literary power. Sigh!
  2. When you start writing your book it feels like you are embarking on an exciting and at the same time perilous journey.
  3. There is a chance you could become obsessed by your book / ring and end up spending years in darkened solitude whispering ‘my precious’  to it.
  4. You battle against the forces of evil on a daily basis, in your case inner writing demons, people who give you negative feedback, publishers who reject you, agents who won’t take you on and successful authors at the top of the book charts.
  5. You become paranoid about others around you trying to steal your story / precious ring.
  6. Just like those hobbits you also have a merry band of followers, keeping you company on your literary journey. In your case followers on your blog, Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook.
  7. You reveal your story idea to a select few and find yourself whispering ‘keep it secret keep it safe!’
  8. Your literary journey is long, arduous and at times a personal struggle.
  9. Just like the ring your draft book also starts to feel like a heavy weight around your neck.
  10. At times you quite like the idea of chucking your draft book into a pit of fire.

Good luck out there!

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Lucy Mitchell lives in South Wales with her husband, her two teenage daughters, a giant labrador and a gang of unruly cats. Lucy is the author of the award winning blog, BlondeWriteMore and was a Featured Romance Author on Wattpad. When she’s not working or writing, Lucy can be found listening to audiobooks in a muddy field with her dog or sat outside her local pub in the sunshine enjoying a glass of wine. Her debut novel Instructions Falling In Love Again is OUT now and already pulling in some fabulous reviews ❤️

43 thoughts on “Similarities Between Lord of the Rings & Being a Writer #writer #writerslife #amwriting

  1. As a lover of LotR and your blog, I automatically love this post. 🙂 It fits very well. I laughed at #10, seeing my novel going flying into the flames. I would feel free….. and then crumple on the floor in a puddle of tears crying “What have I done?!”

  2. Bahaha! I can’t quite say that I’ve ever felt this way about my novel. Though, all of these perfectly embody the relationship I have with my computer/laptop. (Especially the part about throwing it out the window… and watching it shatter against the pavement… pieces of it exploding into the air and raining down like beautiful glass snowflakes.. heh heh heh… *hasn’t thought about this at all*)

  3. Hee hee hee! My Precious. *evil smeagol smirk* :p It’s kind of scary just how accurate this is, but wait! Does this mean that my book is full of untold evils and is secretly doing the bidding of Sauron?! 0.0 *gasp* I must destroy it! I must protect the world from- oh wait. I am evil. Heh heh heh.

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