Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Day Late, Many Dollars Short for my #IWSG post
So what am I insecure about this month? That's easy. I just finished Camp NaNoWriMo and my 50k words in a month. My novel isn't done, maybe another 10-15k words to go. When I started on August first, I had a twenty-year old dead body, a location setting and a couple of roughed out characters. I've always been a detailed planner but I pantsed it 99% on this one.....and had a blast!
My insecurity comes in with what comes next. The edit. All I've published prior to this have been flash fiction and short stories. Easy to edit and proof-read. I'll have about 40 chapters and 60-65k words to plow through this time. I wish I had the money for a professional editor but going to have to rely on friends for this first book.
My other fear is whether anyone will enjoy reading the book as much as I enjoyed writing it. I'm not a complex writer. I don't write "literature". I read for escapism and I write for the same. You won't have to hunt for hidden meanings in my words, just the right suspect (at least in this mystery).
Oh well, time will tell....I'll just keep on writing, because I HAVE to!