Apologies for the lack of reviews recently, there are many scheduled in but I’ve been struggling to find as much time to read in the past week because, (deep breath) I’m finally starting to write a novel I’ve been thinking about and planning for the past year. Yes, I’m finally starting to put my dreams of becoming a published author into motion. I’ve been making up and telling stories as soon as I learnt how to babble away to myself and over the years I have collected notebooks full of ideas for stories and novels but actually putting pen to paper has been both terrifying and overwhelming. I’ve tried a number of times but always found a couple of thousand words in that I’m bored of the plot line, not sure what I’m doing and ultimately give in. I tend to keep my writing projects under wraps because I’m nervous to let people know and then have to admit it’s all failed, but this time I think there might be a real tale to tell.
In the past few days of properly planning and scripting out chapters and characters I’ve become so consumed that all I’ve done is write. Coming home from work and settling down I’ve written a number of chapters and for once they seem okay. A couple of months back I took part in Nanowrimo and it didn’t work for me. I felt pressured by the word limit being reset every single day, and the number just getting higher and higher as I got more and more frustrated. This hasn’t happened so far I’m pleased to say but we’re only a couple of days or so in, so we’ll have to see. I think this time it’s different because I know what I want to say, I know what I want the characters to convey and I think I know the story will ultimately end. I’ve planned for long enough and put it off for long enough so there you have it. Watch this space?