Another scene in my book is written! I love this!
My character seems to take on a life of her own as I write out her story. I’m not sure whether its my story or hers anymore. Everytime I sit down to write what I think I know I want to write, I end up writing something different. Maybe not completely different, but different in and of itself.
Today I took my heroine (whose name I shall now reveal as…*drumroll*…Nora!) to a familiar place. For me, at least. The sights and sounds were those I breathed deep for 10 weeks this summer, on breaks from work or just strolling by (although I have added small fictional places to this area, though.)
It’s here she has her meet cute! Although, she actually doesn’t know it, yet. teehee. I love it when I can make my characters blissfully unaware of the whirlwind they will be thrown into. It makes it more fun for me…. And hopefully more fun for my (someday) readers…not like this book is going anywhere other than my own computer. ;-)
Actually, funny thing happened tonight. My cousin sent me a facebook message saying she knows a guy who can get my transcript to a publisher. Can’t guarantee it’ll get printed, of course, but that I can at least give it to him to read for the possibility.
Now, as incredibly flattering as that was, I also don’t really have any hopes up.
You see, this writing-my-first-novel experience was going to be, and still is (I am *determined* it will be), a fun, enjoyable, adventurous outlet for my creativity. I am not setting deadlines. I have full-time school and a part-time job and other engagements I need to be a part of. So this book is not my top priority. Which seems to be the number-one rule I am breaking from my step-by-step book that’s helping me on this journey. But this journey was never intended to lead to publishers, to query letters or job offers. This book was never intended to be written in the course of 3-months. No. This journey is just meant as a release of thoughts, creativity, steam, and all the world’s questions into a fictional story.
Is it exciting to think of my book possibly getting published? Of course. I’m flattered that this guy even took it upon himself to tell my cousin (after she told him about it, of course) to give him the script. But I know better than to get my hopes up, dreaming of book signings and tours, speaking engagements, and a book deal. (Although the book deal would be quite nice, especially in paying for tuition payments!)
At any rate, just like my journey with my character, sometimes I don’t know where it’s going to lead. So I guess we’ll have to discover together.
And I’m excited. :-)