I’m Writing A Novel

Easy reading is damn hard writing.-Nathaniel Hawthorne

I am writing a novel. I started it last fall and I’ve written about 8000 words so far.

It’s not easy, not by a long shot. Between my busy schedule and the challenge of trying to create both compelling characters and a compelling narrative, it’s taken me longer than anticipated to get to this point.

While I recognize the challenge, I also relish it. The story I am writing is a personal one, far more personal than any other story that I’ve ever written. I have a completed draft of another novel, but I just couldn’t find the creative energy to move forward with it.

Writing to me, is more than words on a page or character spouting lines. It’s a cathartic undertaking that has allowed me to grow in ways I would have never considered previously.

Whether or not I will finish the novel or it is published one day (crossing fingers), only time will tell. All I know is that I have to keep going. I have to tell my character’s story. In telling her story, I am sharing myself with the world and freeing myself from the constrictions that life and circumstance has put upon me.

I’m writing a novel.


Author: Writergurlny

I am Brooklyn, NY born and raised writer who needs writing to find sanity in an insane world. To quote Charlotte Bronte: “I'm just going to write because I cannot help it.”

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