Drive Yourself

Combining active writing with a regular job is not necessarily easy no matter how much one loves the hobby. In my case, I often get home about 8:00 PM or half an hour later, then I have to take a bath, eat and watch a little TV. Once in a while I have time to talk with my family. By the time I am through with all this, I am hitting 10:00 PM or so and then it’s time for STV news!

My initial plan was to write for an hour every night but it is not working out that way so far but I expect to pick up pace. I have written just about twenty-three pages in the new book ‘Till Death’.  Sometimes as I write, it dawns on me that I have to do a bit of research to make the story more true-to-life  (imagination is not always sufficient to do a good job).

Whatever be the case, as applies to every other goal in life; great things can be achieved by doing something a bit at a time consistently. I did a small calculation in my mind earlier and figured that if I wrote just one page every single day, I will have a 365-page book at the end of one year! Now that’s not so bad, is it?

Pursue your dreams consistently, folks. Ciao.


  1. Kenneth Igiri - Site Author June 9, 2011 at 10:00 am

    @Wamene; Thanks. So we shall keep it slow and steady then.

  2. wamene June 9, 2011 at 2:24 am

    “Slow and steady wins the race”!
    The research makes the story more real and keeps one glued till the end
    Real life situations in stories gets ur readers or even listeners faster and better.

  3. Obidi May 26, 2011 at 11:35 am

    I am getting challenged,to start driving myself.I have a line of thought towards ur 1st book,i think its going 2 make a good home video[African Magic].What do u think?

    1. Kenneth Igiri - Site Author May 29, 2011 at 12:31 pm

      Well, that’s a good idea. Crossed my mind. Let’s see what the Father can do about it.