Novel Writing

I started this blog to write a book. I thought it would inspire me everyday to upload chapter by chapter, completing a rough first draft. Well that was about 9 months ago and although I’ve been inspired to write, my storytelling has taken on different forms since I began sharing on this blog, my imagination has pushed boundaries I didn’t even know I accommodated! BUT… I haven’t written my book.

That gonna change! The fear of commitment towards writing a full-blown-big-scary-word-count novel has been the stumbling block (oh who am I kidding, there’s a whole pool of fears regarding writing a book). I wrote a full-length play when I was doing my Masters degree in Creative Writing and it literally dragged my bones across a spiky floor, the process was brutal. There I go again, feeling the fear before I even begin!

So beginning today I am working on the book again and I have to say I’m a little excited to be pushing myself. This year has been much to do with healing and recovery regarding my mental health but now things are feeling a little more manageable (I’ll always be a little crazy but I’m learning to love that about myself, besides A) who isn’t? and B) normal is a stupid word that makes no sense in my book, literally in my book as no ‘normal’ character exists). So I’ve signed up for NaNoWriMo (writing a book in a month).. Ok so we’re 8 days into November, but thats OK… I’m fashionably late.

I’m just putting this out there, more for my benefit really. GO.TEAM.ME!

3 thoughts on “Novel Writing

  1. I understand the power of fear holding you back. Since there is no way around it, you just have to face it down. I look forward to hearing how it goes! Go Team Crumbs!!!

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    1. Haha yes! You’re absolutely right… Stare straight into the fog, put one foot in front of the other and get on with it 💪🏼. In 5 years time I’ll look back and think ‘Pah, that novel writing weren’t so hard!’ Thanks so much for the encouragement. I’ll keep you posted ✌🏼️🤓

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