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.