Thursday Thoughts: Writing a Novel

~There she sits, staring at the bright computer screen wondering which  words will filter through her brain, down to her finger tips and onto the keys of the slender black keyboard as she writes her story. A brand new tale awaits in her mind’s eye. The shadows on the wall appear and a scene is created. The long tedious hours drag on as the novel unfolds from the non-existence it once was. Characters are born onto the pages and the fairy tale now floats into creation.

Writing a novel is one of the most difficult things I’ve ever tried to do. It’s unlike any post I’ve written. There are so many layers upon layers that must mesh together perfectly. The plot twists, the characters and the lengthy backgrounds they must have, even if you don’t write about those details. You must know your characters pasts, family, favorite foods… even getting down to the finer details such as: what’s in their fridge or what they have in their bedroom. Personality traits must match the style of the story: how is each character connected? I’ve had this story in my head for so long, but to put it into words on a page… well that’s a whole other story. It’s taken me over a year to write the first act and the rest of the story still rests in the back of my mind. It’s patiently waiting.

What about you? Have you ever written a novel? How do you find the writing process?

I’d like to share a book that’s really helped me get into my story and in a good amount of time as well.

It’s called: Write your novel in a month by: Jeff Gerke book It’s really helped me get back on track with writing my novel and I’m about to bust out a month-long novel-writing sesh 🙂

Are you writing a novel? I would love to hear about it!

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