Once upon a time, I was writing a novel. That project has been put on hold due to time constraints… or a serious lack in confidence in my writing, whichever.
I did what every want-to-be novelist with a weak plot idea and zero self confidence does, research how to write a novel! The majority of the advice I found was, to be frank, crap.
Today, going through my backlog of emails and posts from the blogs I follow, I came across this: The Next Big Trend in Writing: Writing.. and it reminded me of a few things:
- I used to have an idea for a novel
- I still want to write that idea
- It doesn’t matter if I never get published, that’s not my goal.
- I should write it because I want to write it, and if it sucks, well then it sucks, at least I tried.
Time for me to pull out all my old drafts and research and give it another go.