Tuesday, October 18, 2011

NOVEL WRITING

I have been inspired by recent short story acceptances, preparations for the cover art of my first novel Dream Keeper and a desire from an agent for me to send the rest of my second novel manuscript! (She had read the first few chapters and wants to read more!) The confidence all this has given me is having a truly positive effect on my writing. Over the weekend, not sure how it happened, this scene jumped into my head. I knew it wasn't a short story. I scribbled down notes like a demon and there it was the seeds to my third novel was planted. I am going to tackle my new novel one chapter at a time and as soon as a new character appears I will create a character outline. If my thoughts wander ahead I have allocated lots of space at the back of my note book to jot things down (whether it is for another chapter, character or scene further along) - this way nothing will be forgotten and there will be no regrets. Every day I have promised myself to write at the very least five hundred words of this novel.

Why am I posting this? Because I need this in writing - it will help keep me focused and motivated. It will also remind me of the goal I have set for myself and the feelings of confidence I am enjoying right now. Well, that is the plan! Will keep you posted.

Keep writing....

8 comments:

  1. Good luck with the plan Diane. And I hope the agent has good news for you.

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  2. Oh, well done with all those positive results, Diane! Hope great things come of all your writing.

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  3. Thank you Carol, Rosemary and Gail. I do appreciate your congrats and well wishes. x

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  4. There's nothing like a sale or two and a few encouraging comments to boost writing morale! Really well done, and good luck with your new novel :o)

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  5. Thank you so much Karen. So far so good on the new novel. The words are flowing and I am enjoying the experience. Wishing you well with your writing too x

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  6. Womderful news about the agant - I'm hoping for the best for you.

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  7. Appreciate that - thank you Patsy x

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