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Working On My Novel

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

I am working on the outline for my novel tonight. It is going really well. I think I have a really good story here and it is definitely a literary fiction novel this time. I have dabbled in a lot of areas but I do especially like writing literary fiction. The science fiction story I wrote was commercial fiction but literary fiction is a pet project of mine. Even though it's less popular than commercial fiction, I still really enjoy the depth and social consciousness that goes along with writing literary fiction. I wrote women's fiction for a while but that genre just did not really suit me as well. I am not sure yet, though, which genre I want to stick with when it comes to what kind of author I want to be. I know when I publish my books, I will only be able to publish in one genre, so I need to figure out what genre I really want to write in. So right now I'm trying out a little bit of everything to see where I really fit in. The novel I am working on right now has definitely captured my interest. I think it is a book I would enjoy reading if I were to see it on a shelf somewhere. And I think it definitely has a lot of layers. I'm working as hard as I can on this book because it has to be something that agents just can't pass up. I've written so many books now that I'm really starting to get the feel for what is publishable and what isn't. So one of these times I'm going to hit the mark. At any rate, I'll keep on writing. I want to work on my outline as much as possible tonight because I really want to get started actually writing this book. I want to start submitting to agents as soon as possible. So that's going to take up the majority of my time for the next few months.
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    Wishing you good luck! Proud of you.
    46 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    The Memory of Eva Ryker (1980) was a TV movie that starred Natalie Wood and it was based on the bestselling novel. The man who wrote the novel had a full time job and he went to a college writing class for 7 years and worked on the novel, having the professor help him so he could get it right. I remember the story was about the Titanic (it might have been another such ship) but while the disaster was happening the robbery and murder was going on without anyone being aware. It has tons of twists and turns. I loved reading the book and then the TV movie was really good. Back in the '80s there were a number of TV "ministiries" like THE THORNBIRD, A WOMAN OF INDEPENDENT MEANS, and WINDS OF WAR. and of course, SHO-GUN.

    Robin Cook M.D. has written 40 novels and about 10 of them were made into movies or TV movies. He had graduated from medical school and he went with his wife to a dinner party where a guy had just gotten a book advance for $750,000 and Robin said "I told my wife I'd have to work everyday for a year as a doctor to make that much, so I told her I was going to figure out how to write a bestselling novel." He sat down and read 400 paperback novels and then said "I had figured out what the formula was and I wrote my first novel "Coma."

    Good Luck
    47 days ago
  • KAYDE53
    Good luck, go for it! emoticon
    47 days ago
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