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?
18 thoughts on “The time has come to put pen to paper”
Great news! Good luck with it. Writing is an exhausting but rewarding thing 😀
I can imagine 🙂 the thought of finishing something and having it there, it’s too exciting!
Yay! That’s great news, Lizzy. Be prepared though. If you’re anything like me, now you’ve started, you won’t want to do anything else – at all. I’m sure your novel will be brilliant 🙂 xxx
I’m starting to feel that way already and I’m only a couple of thousands words in! It is so addictive!
Will be watching and waiting. Don’t beat yourself up if you have a bad day and most important of all. Enjoy it. Remember these characters and their story will be inhabiting your head for most of your waking hours.
They already won’t leave me alone, there is so much to think about and process. I keep telling myself just keep going and go back and edit later but I’m picking up lots of tips from authors so fingers crossed! There are a lot of amazing authors to look up to like yourself! x
This is awesome! Keep up the hard work! 🙂
Thank you! Always try to 🙂 x
That’s so great Lizzy! I look forward to reading your book one day. 🙂
Fingers crossed! I’ll finally know what it’s like to have someone review your book ahhhhh x
Excellent, Lizzy! Good luck!
Thank you 🙂 it’s a bit too exciting but can’t wait to get stuck in!
Thank you, pretty sure I’m going to need buckets full of it! x
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What a wonderful surprise! Of course we can become blogger friends! Always looking for new people to connect with. I see you’re a bit of a fangirl… thoughts on Supernatural?
Debating on watching it or not I keep getting mixed opinions from different people. Any good? Any thoughts for the 100 or Reign
I love supernatural… it’s the only series I’ve got so stuck into that I physically can’t stop watching it 🙂 the 100 I watched the first series but missed the first episode of the second and just never got around to it!