Writing a Novel
When I was younger, I would often daydream and imagine stories (as children are wont to do), but I never wrote down any of my tales. In the sixth grade, I devised a plan to become the youngest published author and sat down to write a novel which wound up ending at Chapter 3. I believe a lack of motivation and originality was to blame; I was basing my book off of the Harry Potter series, but it ultimately resembled Harry Potter so much, I was certain no one would want to read it.
This summer, I feel inspired to embark on the ambitious quest of writing a fiction novel again, and this time, I am attempting to do it right. That is, I believe I have an original idea, I have been outlining and planning, and I have researched the Hero’s Journey and Jung’s archetypes as well as advice from published authors. The goal at this point is to get a draft out; publishing is not in the near future, if at all. Nevertheless, I would still appreciate any advice on writing a book, or even just staying motivated to keep going. I will post updates on the ups and downs of the writing process, so please keep checking back!