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Jan
15
2010

It Begins…

I’ve always wanted to write a novel. It’s been something I’ve been thinking about for years, but I never knew what I wanted to write about.  I just knew that one day I wanted to do it.  I’m proud to announce that I’ve finally started writing my first novel!

In the summer of 2009 I started toying with a couple of ideas and talking them out with my husband.  After some deliberation and consideration, I settled on an idea that just felt ‘right’ and got to work writing my very first contemporary romance novel!  I successfully wrote the first few pages and then got stuck.  Very stuck!  I knew where I wanted my story to go, but I had no idea how it would get there.  Who were my characters?  What were they like?  How would their romance develop?  I decided very quickly that I needed to stop writing the novel I’d only just started and focus my attention on an outline.

The outline took a little while to write.  Longer than I’d thought it would.  I didn’t even know how to write an outline.  Was there a specific way I was supposed to write one?  I had no idea!  But, I did have a story to tell so I stopped worrying about how an outline was supposed to look, and just did what felt natural.  Ten pages later, I had an outline — yikes, that seemed really long! — and a path to follow to take me from page one to the end of the story.

So, I’ve started writing my novel, and I have to say that so far it’s going well.  Not every day is an easy writing day, but I do what I can and I keep plunking along on my laptop.  And… I do a lot of editing too!

It begins, my journey to write to ‘the end’.

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  1. Reagan says:

    Added to my googlereader subscriptions. Can’t wait to read more!

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