A Busy Night Planned for Sanchin

I haven’t done much writing today. Okay, I haven’t done any writing today, not on Yantsu anyway. I’ve written a couple of articles but most of the day was spent in town pushing though crowds of people doing their shopping for the Easter holiday. I have no idea why I chose this week to do the town thing.

I’ve wimped out of training tonight as well. I don’t feel great about it but I’ve been pushing on with a shoulder injury for quite some time now and the body is beginning to remind me that it needs rest sometimes too.

Now for the good news! It means I have lots of time to work on the final edit of Sanchin.Β  I’ve been given some serious motivation to get on with it from Chris from the blog Kyokushin Kan. He likes what he’s read so far and he wants a copy of the book. He’s also given me a wonderful plug on his site – thank you so much, Chris πŸ™‚ , so I’d better get on with it.

If you are interested in karate in general and Kyokushin in particular then pop over to his blog for a nosy. I’ve been following his posts for a while now as he documents his training. Very interesting stuff.

So now I have to face my deepest darkest fear – having a fellow martial artist read my work. As I’ve said on here before, writing a book that will (hopefully) appeal to a wide range of people is difficult.

I didn’t want to pitch the book only at karateka.I wanted it to have a much wider potential audience but in doing that there had to be a certain amount of author’s licence. There must be some sacrificing of realism in the name of drama. I hope I haven’t over stepped the mark.

2 thoughts on “A Busy Night Planned for Sanchin”

  1. Chris says:

    It’s okay to sacrifice some realism because sometimes drama actually complements realism. From the perspective of one karateka to another, people may find some bits more relevant to them and some not. I think your book will have good appeal not just to those who understand Karate, but to those who are planning to embark on this journey on being a karateka.

    As far as your writing is concerned, chapter 1 is already emotionally charged and great, im dying for chapter 2, 3 , 4, 5 !!!!

    And thanks for the mention too, the only fear you have now is not that ill be critical of the book’s content… but rather its release date!

    keep writing and enjoy yourself always while doing it! OSU!!

    1. Karen says:

      Chris, thank you. You are right, of course. I need to stop worrying about it and finish editing it so you can read it πŸ˜€
      You are doing wonders for my confidence.

      I should be finished with the final edit by the end of this week, so I’m on track for getting it out by the end of the month. Or, if the Easter holiday slows things down, maybe early May. But I will get it to you as soon as I can.


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