Writing your first novel… in GIFs

The moment you start writing your novel you’re all like:

I got this

 

A few pages in you’re like:

Girl I got this

 

But 10 pages later you’re like:

Writing every word I see

 

You read it back to yourself and you’re like:

This displeases me

 

So you take a break to “clear your mind”:

Beach party

 

And for a while you’re like:

Party time

 

But then that friend asks you if your novel is going well and you’re all like:

Yeah uh huh

 

You go home to your roommate:

Anxiety attack

 

But the next day, you’re back at it:

Swag

 

And there’s more of this:

Frustration

 

And this:

Drinking

 

And some of this:

Stuffed face

 

Finally, there’s a first draft and you’re like:

I did the best I could

 

Your trusty reader friend sends you feedback and it’s not very positive:

Make it stop

 

Then there’s the editing process:

Drinking under the desk

 

And more editing:

Throwing the laptop

 

And FINALLY a final draft:

Crying

 

You send your novel to publishing houses and they’re like:

Have you been drinking drugs?

 

Five months later and all rejections and you’re like:

I'm poor

 

So you self-publish on Amazon and there are only 2 sales… and 1 is to your grandma:

WTF

 

And the other writes you a bad review:

Flicking off

 

But you reread your novel and you’re like:

So touched

 

And you know, no matter what, you would do it all over:

I regret nothing

 

So you begin again:

Typing furiously

About Nayia Moysidis

Nayia is an alumna of Columbia University, where she studied Creative Writing and People Gazing. Her interests include Billie Holiday, soft cheese, fresh bread, and good conversation.