I’ve been thinking (seriously for about 3 years now) about writing a novel. I always have at least a few ideas rattling around in this cluttered and directionless brain of mine. It seems like I always “have an idea”. I even write the first chapter in my head… And then life gets in the way and I forget about it until I move on to my next “novel” idea! What the fuck is wrong with me?!
My book would be nothing like this random, grammatically incorrect, sick and distorted blog of mine. No, this would be something different, something I would slave over and tweak until my brain feels as if it’s going to explode with punctuation! I feel this incredible universal pull that’s been speaking to me in my dreams and in my constant self-chatter for the last few years telling me to do it. I don’t even care if the book isn’t successful or (like the recent movie The Dukes of Hazzard) gets absolutely laughable reviews!!! I just want to feel like i’ve accomplished something, I want to feel the satisfaction of ACTUALLY doing it…
Instead of always just “thinking” about it, I’ve decided that I’m not getting any younger (I’ll be 27 in November) and it’s time for me to just get over my procrastination and stupid cycle of figuring out the “perfect idea” and just take one of my many ideas and start developing it.
To help me do this… I found this website, which I am taking as my “sign” to get going… So sorry if you have to put up with a post or two in the next 100 or so days with me bitching about my book… Hopefully it will all be worth it in the end.
Day 1 starts tomorrow… (oh shit, was that another procrastination?!). For now I’m going to have another glass of wine (maybe it’ll get my creative juices flowing… Or not, I don’t care I just want a drink)!