So, I’m an aspiring writer. I think most readers are. We want to be able to do the same things that make us happy and also do something that has the same effect on other people. We want to give back what we have received.
I don’t have a lot of time to write during school time because of assessments, homework and day to day school troubles and business. So since I am on summer holidays, I have promised myself to get started on the novel idea that has been sitting around in my head. I missed out on this year’s NaNoWriMo because of school and exams so summer holidays is what I’m set on. And since I’ve got busy with it, I have discovered that it is DAMN HARD. It is not only difficult it is very, very, very, very difficult. So difficult that I could add at least 200 more “very” to get close to how hard it is.
I’m trying and that is what counts, right?
Writing is something I cannot do something myself. I’ve realised that I need another person to give me advice and criticism. But with that, I need to be able to have the bravery to show people what I’ve written. I am terrified of people reading my work, I’m scared about how bad it is, if people will like it and what’s wrong with it. It’s all these anxieties that circle around my head all the time, every time I start to put words together. I read somewhere (I don’t remember where) that writing starts with the courage to show people what you’ve got. I guess, that’s true.
So, I need all of you. I’ll start posting some of my chapters, sometimes not even a full chapter, maybe like a half or a quarter. This is hard for me to take this step. I am so terrified to do this, at the moment.
So I’m saying this: Please read it and please be honest about it. If it’s horrible, tell me but also tell me what I need to improve on and why.
I don’t have a title. Maybe when I do end up finishing this first draft, you can all help me come up with a title.
Here goes. I’m crossing my fingers.
Thank you, everyone. I mean it, thank you so much!