Do you want to know how to write a good novel in only one year?
Are you a novelist? Do you want to be? What’s stopping you?
Is it your inner editor? We have something to say about that.
Are you missing an idea? Inspiration is all around you.
Is your craft weak? How better to improve than to write?
What’s stopping you from writing a book?
Too much work? What if it was easy? What if I could show you how to write a book in a leisurely manner, and yet get the thing done? All of it. Even the editing?
Would you be interested?
Today’s challenge isn’t for everyone… but it might be for you!
Spend the rest of the day thinking about that novel you’ve been threatening to write. Think about how it would start, but don’t do any writing. Not today. Just think. Write an outline if that’s your thing, but keep it very simple. Half a page at the most.
Then, tomorrow, you are excused from the Daily Writing Challenge—unless you just can’t stay away. Tomorrow you start your novel.
But here is the easy—and in its own way difficult—part. Only write one page. Just the first page. Here’s what to do:
- Make it a good page.
- Make it an edited page.
- Make sure you use language the way you mean to.
- Touch the poetry.
- Touch the emotion.
- Touch your craft.
Whoa… wait a minute… Are you writing? Are you writing a novel?
Yep. And only writing one page a day. Come to think of it, in just six weeks you’ll have 42 pages, a respectable start.
So… what’s stopping you now?