Yo yo yo. Don’t worry, I’ll get to the question. But first, I would like to let you know that things are progressing well with this novel thang. My goal has been to write 1,000 words a day, and I’ve been doing that (I’m at about 8,000 right now). If I keep this up, I could possibly have a first draft in 3 months! And that means I could change my goal to actually having something read-worthy by the end of the year (instead of just a first draft). Part of the reason I’ve been able to be so productive is because my lawyer life has been a little slow, but whatevs. The point is that I’m getting serious, people. I even took the advice of one my writer friends and set up an interview with someone who works in the field of my lady protagonist—I need this to sound authentic! I also signed up for novel class that begins next week. It feels great!
So, you ask, what can I tell you about this novel of mine? Well, for one, it’s a romance. Meaning, I would love to make you cry. It has also has two points of view—the girl and the guy. 🙂 Basically, what I’m trying to do with my story is raise the following question: if two people love each other but have very little to nothing in common, are they doomed? Or does their relationship simply require an extra dose of work and commitment? In the case of my couple, the answer is __________. Sorry peeps, you’ll have to read it to find out! 🙂
In honor of all of this romantic talk, I would like to link to a blog post I stumbled upon that The Write Practice published on Valentine’s Day. It asks and answers “Why People Love Stories About First Love?” What do you think the answer is?
Til next time, adios!