For my entries in the 2012 A to Z Challenge, I will be focusing on writing elements that I find important and that I want to incorporate into my work.
Today, the topic is NOVEL.
As an aspiring writer, here’s a less-than-novel thing for me to say: “I’m working on a novel.”
Big surprise -- which aspiring writer isn’t?
I love short stories and have written quite a few, and some might actually make it into publication – eventually. But there’s still something about writing a whole book that will make me feel like a “real” writer.
And I wonder why that is.
Is it the length? The fact that I will stick with it and complete something that should end up being around 100,000 words? Or is it the length of time it’s taken me? Almost two years and counting and it’s still not done -- although if I added up the word count of all the different unfinished versions it would be over 100k, so maybe that counts?
I’m not sure, but I think it’s because that was what initially pulled me into trying my hand at writing – to create a book based on a story idea I had floating around. Since then I’ve expanded my interests and have also moved into short stories and I know I’m a much better writer because of it.
But I still want to finish that book. It may never get published; it may never sell. But I want to have at least seen it through from idea to completed rough draft to finished manuscript.
Too bad this A-to-Z Blogging Challenge has virtually dried up my free writing time and I’m getting almost nothing done on it during April, LOL!
How about you? Has the novel bug bitten you, too?
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