What I'm listening to: Yes Girl by Bea Miller
Drink of the day: A cold glass of fruity white wine
How I'm feeling: Pretty content / a bit tired
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the idea I’ve had for a book. It’s been quite a few years now that I had this general idea but after the years have flown by, I’ve noticed that major plot points have shifted and changed. I’ve even noticed that my main character had a new name every so often. Nothing seemed to suit her in the way that left me thinking: yup, that is definitely her. I think I finally have her name down now but the whole name ordeal got me thinking. If I wait too long, would I lose sight on what inspired me to write this story? Would I forget how the idea started out and let it morph with every new influence that comes my way? But with that said, how do you find the time to really sit and let pen meet paper? While working another full-time job, I would think the best bet would be by dedicating one day on the weekend to some writing. It would probably take a while but you can’t really rush it if you want it to grow into the something you would like it to be.
My biggest question though, is how do you get started? There’s probably so many different ways to start writing a book. I wonder if people can just sit down and let the imagination flow or if it’s a better plan to jot down major plot points so you don’t stray too far from where you would like it to go. I have friends who have joined NaNoWriMo and have said great things about it. I’m trying to decide right now if I’d like to give it a go and just see where it would take me.
Have any of you written a book or started writing one? How did you guys get started?
And for those who are interested in writing a book, do you have similar questions?