I didn’t think I’d really done anything toward this goal, but in a way, I have. I chose a book at the library that is very different from the sort of thing I normally read, and I’ve made myself push through the unappealing beginning enough to get into the story. Honestly, it’s a caliber of writing I think I could master myself, but I have to recognize that the plot and topic leave me humming and twiddling my fingers around, because I just don’t have it.
I’ve got one idea that I think I could develop into a good story. The thing is, it’s an idea I really like, and I don’t want to waste it on inexperience. I wrote it down, anyway.
For some reason, the idea of writing a horror novel is really appealing to me right now. I’ve always been a total scaredy-pants and would challenge myself, on occasion, to watch a horror movie alone, in the dark, by myself, without stopping. It took me 5 days to watch Darkness with Anna Paquin, and while I absolutely loved El orfonato, it took a LOT of effort not to scurry from the room.
I could try it.
A reality in which I’ve written a book is entirely within my grasp, but it’s definitely a there kind of goal, as in not here, not real, not yet. Still, I have to begin somewhere, so I figure that thinking of what I could write might lead me to my proper path. In that spirit, I’ve found a list of genre fiction categories on the Wickie:
While looking this up, I had another idea that I could write a book based on a movie I found to be sort of stupid, only I’d FIX it so I liked the story.
For now, maybe I’ll try to come up with a title for each category listed above:
*Lose a Ring, Lose a Finger
*Raspy Swill and the Croaking Fountain
*The First Waterfall
*The Purple Coast
*Do You Want Some Water?
*Chewing on Leather
*A Real Education
Given all of the above, my choices, in order from greatest confidence in my ability to write the story to lesser, are: fantasy, science fiction, literary fiction, romance, and horror. Perhaps my story will have elements of these things in it.
This could be fun:
July 18 is the last day, so I’d better get on this.
Now that I’ve done the 50K challenge and won, I think I can settle in and write a book, replete with rough draft, revisions, and full follow-through. Time to start brainstorming and sounding my brain for the subject matter.