After wishing for much of my life that I could, or would, write a novel, I’m finally taking the plunge!
Having made the decision, I decided to join a friend and participate in the 30-day November challenge – to complete a 50,000 word novel at NaNoWriMo. First step, sign up… done.
Next step, choose who, what, when, where, why and how! Yep, I learned that in school. But it’s much harder than I expected to decide what to write about – characters, plot, location, etc.
I had a chat session with my friend, who asked me very good questions, made suggestions, and wrote down the answers. Yet when we chatted tonight, I surprised her when I admitted that I still wasn’t sure what my novel will be about.
“I thought all that was decided,” she said, confused. I tried to explain that it was, but now it’s not working.
“It doesn’t seem to go anywhere in my head, so I’m guessing it’s not the right choice,” I told her.
Oh well, I have 30 more days to figure out how to come up with a good enough idea to write almost 1700 words every day… for the 30 days of November!
How do writers come up with ideas for novels…
This is going to make for a very busy, and hopefully an exciting month, especially with Thanksgiving weekend!
God bless you, and good night.