Starting my first novel

I had put off writing my first novel by nine days.  That is not to say I wasn’t working on.  I was doing a little something everyday.  Well that is to say everyday except yesterday.  Today I wrote the first paragraph.  I don’t know whether I like it or if I’ll keep it.  I certainly don’t know where to go from the first paragraph.

I have anticipated the moment of writing this book for literally eight years now.  I have always had a dream of being a writer and here is my chance.  I am fortunate that I have two other story ideas.  It could be that I work on all three stories at once but that could be frustrating and lead to three very bad stories.

I guess I worry about fictionalizing a very true story.  I am afraid I will accidently type the name of a real person instead of a fictional name.  I am afraid that I will not fictionalize the story enough. Even worse then that, I am afraid the book will actually be good, it will be published, and it will be a success.  I really could be a successful author.

So where do I go from here?  I did start the novel in the first person.  I am going to do a little bit of thinking tonight and will probably start writing the book in the third person.  This may eliminate the accidental real person name getting out there.  After all, I will be talking about fantasy people, people who only exist on paper.  This could be totally awesome. 

Thank you generous fellow bloggers and readers for listening to my silly struggles.


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