Tomorrow I attempt to Write a Novel

Today, November 1st, I’m going to try and write a novel. I won’t finish it tomorrow, but I hope to finish something by the end of the month. I’m excited to do this for a number of reasons. As I might have mentioned before, both being a new father and beginning a new stage of life, I’ve been more anxious to articulate my feelings on how I see my faith being lived out. I’ve run into difficulties articulating this at times, and I’ve recently felt that this experiment in writing a fiction novel might be a good outlet for that. I have no idea how this is going to go. I’m very committed to doing it, but I’m more committed to being an attentive father and a caring spouse, so I’m going to try to balance these carefully.
I plan on writing my novel on a google document and I’m planning on leaving it open for others to read as I progress. I’d love to get some encouragement and/or feedback as I go. I’ll be sure to post the link here once I get started.

I won’t be writing anything significant on the blog for the next month. I do have a bunch of links to articles, videos and websites that I might post throughout the month just to keep you interested, but I’m going to try and really focus my attention on this writing project.

That’s about it for now. Wish me well.

One thought on “Tomorrow I attempt to Write a Novel”

  1. Ariah, best of luck to you! So far I am having a blast writing this thing — it’s wonderful to turn off my inner editor and just go for output. I don’t have to worry about internal consistencies, plot intelligibilty, character development, etc. etc. I am free to write. I have had these characters bumping around in my head for quite a while, and it feels good to finally get to know them better.

    No one’s first draft is any good. That’s very comforting news. I’m also giving myself permission not to finish. I figure if I get even a few thousand words down, that’s a few thousand words I didn’t have down before. Godspeed!

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