Apparently you write one book and people assume you’re going to write more.
For a long time when asked “So, what’s your next book going to be?” I met them with a blank stare.
It matched my equally blank brain. I had NOTHING!
But during the last six months since I stopped working full time, I have been brainstorming ideas and spending a lot of time reading books about the craft of writing.
Fearfully, I think that I’m going to attempt a fiction novel next. I say fearfully because I’ve never considered myself a fiction writer. I’ve got a journalism background and I’m quite comfy in my non-fiction world.
But there is a story in me that wants to come out. I had just started writing (like 3 pages into it) when Jen told me I needed to stop and go read “Hooked: Write Fiction That Grabs Readers at Page One & Never Lets Them Go”.
I’m half way through and I’m loving it. First, because it’s super practical. Second, because it’s confirming that my thought process on the novel so far, is right on target.
I’m desperate to sit down and start pounding away at the keyboard but I know that I need to finish “Hooked” first.