One Step Closer to Becoming an Author

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I came up with this idea while planning out my NaNoWriMo 2012 novel. Once I finish editing and polishing it, I’ll convert it into PDF form and upload it to this blog for the whole world to read.

This may not be a good idea, as my friend suggests, because other people can come to steal it and then pose it as their own. But what matters to me more is that my own original work, and not fan fiction, is out and published (without the hassles of publishing ;p). What I truly want from readers is feedback on how I can better my story-telling and writing skills.

If someone steals my novel from me, I’ll do my best to disprove their ownership. I can provide hard evidence that is the notebooks that I’ve used to write that novel, with my handwriting, and my NaNoWriMo certificate (if I manage to win this year). But I’d read the comments that the thief’s readers have given and use them.

The notebook that I'm planning to use for NaNoWriMo 2012

 This blog may not have many readers yet as other stationery blogs but I’ll do my best to provide new, interesting, content of the world from my point of view. And to those who are following this blog already, thank you. You have my token of appreciation and gratitude.

Planning for NaNoWriMo 2012

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I just turned Owen, my beloved laptop, on for the purpose of writing this post. After this I’m going back to writing.

Last night I was planning my NaNoWriMo story because I couldn’t sleep. As I wrote with my favourite gel pen, which had blue ink, on the lined pages, flipping them over so that I could write more, this thrill grew inside of me. I suddenly can’t wait to write this story to see how it would play out. I regret that I didn’t come up with this plot sooner, when I could have participated in the competition last year. Now I have nine months and around two weeks to wait.

Along with that thrill came an epiphany. I suddenly knew what I want to be when I grow up. An author! It would fulfill what I’d always dreamed of! And now that I’ve discovered the joy of writing on paper, I can now concentrate on writing full-time to reach my dream!

I was so happy about this revelation because after I quit my childhood ambition of becoming a flight attendant for being too-reliant on aesthetics, I was in limbo, unsure of what I wanted to be. I failed every subject that I was taking because I didn’t see the point of graduating if I didn’t have a clear view of where I was going in life.

To me you must do what you love in order to earn money. Even if it’s a job that is generally low-paying, if you are enthusiastic about it, then it will pay you back. So many authors fail to get published, but that doesn’t deter me because I love writing.

I just hope that during these nine months (I’m essentially pregnant with a story) I don’t make unnecessary additions to the plot, thus complicating it for the readers and myself.