Sunday, February 8, 2009
Finding my novel
There must be a novel in me somewhere. I've always considered myself a storyteller. Having an active imagination as a child, I would invent all sorts of tales to entertain whoever was interested. I need discipline to try and reign in my ideas into one cohesive storyline. I've made an attempt at a novel recently. I'm happy with my first two pages, but I put it on hold once all of us started battling colds in my house. I guess I'm scared that my story will fall short somehow. Do I have enough material to write a novel of decent length? Or should I take a shot at short stories first? My poems are usually short and filled with compact images. I wonder if writing a novel is the right medium for me. The best way for me to find out is probably to start writing and see if the novel grows page by page and starts to bear fruit. Maybe tonight after the kids go to sleep, I'll try and work on page 3. Writing something of substance is worth the effort. I'll make the time.