I had been spending the past week or two looking into different writing contests. My book is still out to beta readers and I’m trying to keep up writing. I figured a few smaller engagements in short stories may give me different things to pour myself into and maybe win some stuff along the way. Well, in working on a short story about a ghost (which I used the term ghost a little differently) I actually finished the story thinking, “You know, this would make a pretty good novel.”
And so the story idea for my next book has been planted. It’s more of a romantic/steampunk/adventure story and it started fleshing itself out in my head pretty quickly. I have a general idea of where the story will go but now I need to world build and make some character profiles. My main cast always is easy to get but I need a better supporting cast. I can’t help but feel that was a weaker spot in my first book, it’s all main characters. There could be more with other characters that help move the story along. I want to give it a better go around here.
Part of me is a little apprehensive about getting started though. I can see the tons of work ahead of me with this one and I can’t help but wonder if I can do it. I’m still really new to fiction writing and I can’t help but think that this is a pretty good idea but a little too ambitious for me. I have had some things come my way that help reaffirm what I’m doing and give some discussion on to what it feels like on the downside of writing. I take all this as a good sign that I’m not alone in all this and commit to marching forward.
Ok, off to work…