I'm a college junior who has often toyed with novel writing, but has never gotten very far. I can only really do big projects like this when I'm held accountable, so this is going to be the year I stop putting it off and join the horde of fellow writers.
I'm barely a writer in the traditional sense, in that while I used to garner scholarly praise for my writing in high school, I've nearly entirely abandoned qualitative writing in college. I think it's fun, sure, but most of my writing starts with "let" statements and ends in "Q.E.D." or the like. Well, sometimes I like to finish it "So say we all!". But that's not standard mathematical convention, and you'd be hard pressed to find it in a journal.
I tried recently to write a Harlequin that pushed the boundaries of acceptable romantic setting while strictly adhering to Harlequin's provided checklist. But, I found that it didn't work for me because I actually have to like the characters I'm spending time with. Oh, and by boundary pushing, I mean it's about midget ponies. Because I wanted to see if Harlequin would publish a story about midget ponies. Please don't delegate me to the "bubblehead" section of authors for this, I actually quite hate category romances.
I also tried getting into a story about the colonization of a new planet confounded with a settling woman's struggle to maintain fidelity in a relationship, but it was just too high drama for me. I really strive off of comedy, and I think that's the realm that will best ease me into 50k words!
I'm also in this, in large part, to make some new friends.
- Math and science, guitar and singing
- Favorite noveling music:
- I don't know yet!
- Favorite books or authors:
- Orson Scott Card