Today I managed to finish the Chapter One of my novel, so I thought I would share with you some things I’ve learned. First of all, I have gained much more respect for authors, because writing a novel is hard. Sure, it’s just a bunch of consistency and words written, but to write those words requires a certain discipline, and lots of it. Yesterday I only wrote 308 words, despite 1k being my goal. But I’m not complaining about how hard it is, it’s just an observation, and it won’t stop me.
I was writing a scene where my protagonist had to infiltrate a castle and steal something valuable, and I learned a lot from that experience. There were times where I felt like things were a bit stale, so I had to inject a needle with action and conflict into the arm of my story. The characters have taken on a life of their own and the novel is practically writing itself.
Oh, did I mention that I’m writing faster than ever before? They say that writing is a muscle, and these last few days have trained my “muscle” so much that the act of writing is getting easier. I’ve written so much today that I had to take a break outside for a while.
The biggest thing is that I’ve finished a whole chapter. I’ve already started writing the second chapter and I’ll be writing more of it tonight. I would love to give you a few character names or even the title of the book, but nothing is concrete yet, so I don’t want to give you any false info. My main character’s name is set in stone though and will be released in a few days. I can’t wait to finish, but at the same time, I’m enjoying the fun of world building.
Well, I have to go and write some more so you can read it one day. As Tigger would say “T.T.F.N. Ta-Ta For Now!”