Total Word Count: 212
With the short story finished, it’s time to start brainstorming my novel idea for National Novel Writing Month in November. Only two months to develop a plot-line and build a brand new world scares me a bit, especially with no idea formed yet. However, this is the time when I also find writing the most engaging. When I’m in the full throes of writing a story, sometimes I have to drag myself to the page; but, when I’m just feeling around in the dark for an idea and letting my mind go where it wants, I deeply enjoy the process.
I think I’ll get to a good idea. I have before. But the trick is going to be making it complex enough to pull off a whole novel, and one that I’m interested in seeing to the finish line.
Applications for the Stanford Writer’s Certificate open on September 1st. I’m going to apply this year and see where it takes me.