Although selling my published book is my top priority, I would also like to start writing a novel this year. As I said in my post about new years resolutions I’m not going to put too much pressure on myself. If the manuscript flows and I blink one day and have 70,000 words of pure gold then I’ll be a very happy bunny, but if more realistically I start writing and realise how bloody hard it is to write a novel, and that it will literally take me years to maybe achieve, then that is also fine. However long it takes I’m really excited at the prospect of it all.
My idea is essentially to take bite sized morsels of my life experiences and turn them into a fiction-type book. Have a look at this recent post for an idea of my background. Whereas I imagine most folk would need to embellish their own stories to make the book gritty and engaging for the reader, I might have to play some of mine down in case my in-laws read it! I’ve written out a list of things I consider to be pivotal moments, and have over fifty. If I can write between one and two thousand words for each of these snippets, I think that would make a decent book. Piecing it all together will be a challenge, but you should know by now how fond I am of those 😉
I’ve also decided not going to include too much detail about my childhood, because in all honesty I don’t want people knocking on my door claiming that I’m making money off them. I’ll leave that up to your imagination to work out for yourselves, but hopefully you know what I mean.
I’m really looking forward to getting going, and have written a few bits and pieces already. The best thing about writing it this way, is that it shouldn’t be too difficult to find the time to write these little chapters. We’ll soon see won’t we!