I have finished my first draft after years in the making! Yay me!
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lebomatseke has written 7 entries about this goal
Have succumbed and am joining a writing group where we read out our ideas and get critically analysed. So I’m freaking out and a bit excited.
Writing a novel is like being told to fight a monster but the descriptors of this so-called monster are so vague that you sometimes dunno what it looks like and where it lives. Ok so this probably makes no sense but I was writing with excitement until I did a little research on the subject(4400 words later mind you)and I realised that the story lacks depth and I need to do more research- and here I was thinking that writing was like riding a bicycle a few bumps and scratches and then you’re on your way. But alas it’s more like mountain biking an unknown trail- even if you do know how to mountain bike it’ll still suprise you. I guess that’s why I love books and attempting to write one.
I had a moment of clarity this Monday. It was really uexpected. I took out my laptop and I just started typig anything. So much has happened in the last few months. I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis had to go get a lumbar puncture and put on steroids but it turns out that it was actually a viral infection to my brain- which is actually a good thing.
It’s been a while since I tried to write and I’ve decided not to judge my work and just go with it. So it’s been three days 3081 words later and I’m still going. It’s a start right?
I don’t know how I found out about it on the web but I did but I suggest people read ‘On writing’ by Stephen King. It’s amazing and he’s so funny and I’ve been so inspired. Find it, read it write.
I quit my job to do this so I better get serious.
So I’ve been very counterproductive this whole time and I have decided to do something ore else I’m going to look back and regret all this. So it’s going to be a fantasy book so it means having to, on top of creating characters, creating worlds, cultures, etc. I bought to pin uip boards: one for the chapter layouts and the other for questions of who the characters are where they live and what are their cultures are. I basically put a question mark against everything and I know that before I can even begin writing I have to solve this rubiks cube. So I hope that I don’t give up like I usually do.
Wish me luck
Ps: does anyone have any helpful ideas on how you would set up to create a fantasy book?
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