Monthly Archives: May 2012

Here’s a novel idea (Wink, wink)

As I’m sure some of you are aware, I’ve always had the thought that it would be cool to write a book.  Yeah, when I was a kid I wanted to write a book – forget being an astronaut/fireman/policeman/etc.  Call me a geek, that’s fine.  I can admit it. 

Here’s the problem – I have absolutely no idea what to do or how to do it.  I’ve never even taken a creative writing course.  I created this blog to practice writing.  I started a second blog for my short stories, so I could develop my style a little.  This was all my first couple baby steps to get started.  However, I don’t really have any clue where to go from here.

I breezed through my first few short stories, and have plot outlines for several more.  One idea in particular has really been “plaguing” me lately. (Pardon the pun…it’ll make more sense in a couple of minutes.)  The problem with it though, is that it seems to have a lot more potential than to just end up as a short story.  The more I think about it, the more ideas pop into my head and the more I realize that this could be the start of my first novel.  And what better topic for me to write about than zombies?!  (I told you that horrible pun was related.)

I have since met with a couple of published authors.  They have been willing to give me their time, knowledge, and ears to help me figure out where I go from here.  I’ve got some very encouraging feedback, and actually found out that part of my process is pretty standard and even has a name!  Who’da thunk it??  This whole idea is starting to seem at least somewhat do-able.

So here I am stating my intentions to the world…I think I’m going to try to write a book!  It’s a very intimidating thought – the idea of a long-term project like this.  Knowing my lack of patience, short attention span, and very particular way of doing things, this is not going to be easy, but we’ll see what happens!  I’m sure I will post updates as things progress and maybe even post a sneak peek every once in a while so you all can see if I’m staying on track, and if it’s any good.  Who knows?  I sure don’t!

Thank you, that is all.


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