Why won’t this novel write itself? I’ve contemplated this question for the past month. I want nothing more than to sit down and write the sequel to Piercing Through the Darkness. I want nothing more than for my ideas to make it to paper. I want to sit down and know what I’m writing.
Ah, the pains of being a pantser. With this novel, I even outlined some. The outline was awful, so I tossed it. Figuratively, not literally because I can’t toss my hard work even if it’s horrible. Here I am, begging for some kind of motivation or idea that will force this novel out of the recesses of my brain and onto paper where I can then write and edit it. Edit. Oh that word I hate, but at this point, I would take it over the frustration of not being able to write a decent paragraph of Lighting the Darkness.
Okay, I have a few paragraphs of my novel, but it’s the end and not the beginning. I know the ending. It’s the only ending this book ever needed, but I need a beginning and middle. Unfortunately, they’re as important as the ending. 😉
I’m actually toying with a couple of different possibilities at this point and time. I could start it with something terrible happening, or I could show Kandi and Jimmy’s happy life before this something bad happens.
Okay, so I know all of the reviews of my novella have stated that they wished there was more to the story, and they want to know more about what happened before the accident. So, I’m taking all of this into consideration about how it’s best to add all of that information in while still keeping my original plot line in tact.
And *bangs head against wall*
So…. that’s my dilemma. How do I start this novel? Do I force it now or start some other project I want to write and then try to write this one?
My New Year’s Resolution, amongst a lot of other things, is to write this novel. A novel that is throwing me for loops. But as to whether it will be now or later, I can’t honestly say. Maybe my readers won’t hate me for waiting a while. I really want to deliver on this novel. I don’t want to force or rush it. I hope they will understand that.
Happy New Year’s Guys! What are you resolutions?