Aspiring Novelist In the Works
You know it was a great book when you are sorry it’s over. When you have to convince yourself that the characters are only fictional and you really can’t go with them for a coffee date. When you look online to see if there is a sequel or a movie version…anything to keep you attached to the characters just a little longer.
Or maybe, you think you wish you could write something that good to give readers that same experience you just had.
I might not have been able to articulate that sentiment so well when I was a little girl, but I believe that is what I felt after reading Anne of Green Gables. I remember visiting the house on Prince Edward Island where Lucy Maud Montgomery penned the classic novel and thinking how wonderful it would be to become an author.
Over the years I’ve enjoyed many other authors who’ve taken me to foreign countries, cross the Atlantic on ships, been to court with dukes and duchesses, and coffee shops in the Mid-West America. I’ve fought fires, worked in World War I factories, created beautiful cloth on the looms in New England, solved crimes, danced in resplendent ballrooms, and delivered babies.
Perhaps one day I’ll be able to take you on a journey created in my imagination. But for now, I’ll keep writing, learning and pitching projects at conferences. Most of all, I’ll keep reading.
Have you written a novel? Is writing a novel on your bucket list?