I have a secret. I think maybe two people know it already.
I’m going to tell you all right now.
I wrote a novel last November. I got the t-shirt and everything.
First off, no, you CANNOT read it. I really don’t know if I’ll ever let anyone read it. One of the top things I learned about myself when I wrote for my high school paper was that I do not like people reading what I write until it’s 100% finished and publishable and I don’t foresee that coming any time soon. I also don’t like rejection and the best way to avoid it is to not show anyone. I did give my sister the option to read it, but she didn’t want to (her loss.)
I didn’t write it because my mind was spilling over the edge with story ideas. I don’t consider myself a writer. I did it because I’m self-competitive.
“A challenge to write 50,000 words in one month? I can do that!”
There are some parts that give me secondhand embarrassment for myself. Like, what in the world was I thinking when I wrote that? Really? She rolls down a huge hill? Stupid. There’s a love triangle? Cliche.
Anyway, it’s almost November again. I don’t know if I’ll participate this year. I had originally wanted to write a sequel, but I have no ideas now. I kind of forgot what I had written about. I shelved the book last December.
I DID have a dream (about a dream) the other night that potentially solved all of the plot problems I had. It was completely unexpected, since I literally hadn’t thought about the book in over ten months. I don’t think it was a coincidence that it arrived only a month after I rediscovered my love for reading. I’m in the process of fixing all of that now, so hopefully when I’m done I’ll have an idea for a sequel.
Maybe I’ll be famous someday. If so, it definitely won’t be for writing. Like I said, huge hill. Ew no.
P.S. Like I said, you can’t read it. Unless you beg. But I probably still won’t let you.
Amy Jane Helmericks said:
Noticing now that you've been to London yourself, I may query you about certain details. My NaNo this year (the blub's on the FB group somewhere) is a Sherlock-spin-off meets gender-flipped Pride and Prejudice.
Roughly. Haven't quite worked out the Romance to Mystery ratio yet.
Jordan Campagna said:
I don't know how much help I would be, but I'll answer anything! You can shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or just message me on Facebook.
You've still got some time to get it all figured out!
Amy Helmericks said: