In September of this year I shared with readers my amateur attempt at writing a novel. Since then, I started and finished the final quarter of my graduate program, started working part time, and had overwhelming family issues to handle.
As you might assume, I have not added very many pages since I last posted. However, I have added to it! That’s something, if you ask me.
I’ve determined who my villain is (I think this is finally set in stone) and the background story of my protagonist. Also in the works is a romance between my protagonist and her ultra-hot, mysterious, southern neighbor.
Some things I’m considering:
- Perhaps my protagonist needs a dog. A big, fluffy, lovable “guard dog.”
- Perhaps the fluffy dog will have a sophisticated name combined with a clumsy personality.
- Perhaps my protagonist needs a different occupation.
- Perhaps the romance of the novel will be something of a Stephanie Plum nature – complicated but layered with humor.
Perhaps, the novel needs more round and interesting characters, unless I decide to keep it in heavily drenched in the psychological. In which case most of my characters could be flat and merely props.
These are just a few things I’ve been considering. I’ve also been considering posting a portion of what I have written for outside critique. But I so hate rejection and as of right now I quite enjoy what I have written. It needs work – a lot of work. But I enjoy it. I think it has potential. Even if that potential ultimately leads to self-publication and it only being read by friends and family. That would be a success to me!
I will report again once three more months have passed and we shall see where the novel has progressed to.
Happy reading, writing, living, and loving!
Enjoy the sun and moon, WriterlyBite patrons.