Tuesday, May 27, 2008

*whispers* OMG

I’ve been OUT for about seventeen months now. Out in cyberspace I mean and in terms of having admitted to myself and others that I want … am trying … to write a novel. Strictly speaking being out under a pseudonym probably isn’t really being out – but it’s an alter ego not a pseudonym.

It's a long road and I was very early on in the process but I’ve been here on the blogs all this time, listening to the conversations, particularly though not exclusively, those of the Novel Racers and I hear things. Sometimes I hear things that make me think ‘what do they mean?’ ‘I don’t think that happens to me.’ I didn’t feel … inadequate or even intimidated but I did wonder if it would ever happen to me. Maybe it didn’t help my confidence, which is fickle at the best of times, but usually I just thought I hadn’t quite got the experience of some of the others. And that’s fine.

But do you know what? It is happening to me. Those people from Novel 2 … they keep appearing in my head and having conversations; all on their own. The Mum and the Sister have been here today, separately, and had arguments with the MC. I can see one of the more minor characters. He doesn't speak much so I haven't quite worked him out but I can see and feel him.

It’s decision made, really isn’t it?

On I go with Novel 2, then.


SpiralSkies said...

Hearing voices? That's it then, you're doomed. You'll be relieved to know that it's not until your characters come out with a funny line that makes you laugh or cry spontaneously that your family will call in the head-shrinkers.

I am soooo excited for you! X

Yvonne said...

Sounds like you're well on the right track! I love it when they come alive like that. It's a little strange - but wonderful.

Carol and Chris said...

Ohhh JJ I am so so pleased for you....now get writing!!

C x

SueG said...

Terrific! Ever onward..........

sheepish said...

So glad to hear that it is finally happenning for you. I will just whisper that I actually did some writing yesterday.Shhhhh!!So there is hope for me too.

Angie said...

JJ, that's so very exciting! I know what you mean...when I started my first novel idea, it didn't happen for me either, and it was only once my second idea started forming that my characters/story began speaking to me. That is your cue.

JJ said...

Jen, yeah? You reckon I'm only just due a visit from the White Coats? That's awful optimistic of you, but thanks...

Yvonne, It's good, yeah?

Carol, you heard it all the day before ... but I didn't quite admit to the voices, did i?

SueG, yeah, get on ... that's the next job.

Sheepish, OMG, we'll be winning next ... well okay maybe not.

Angie, no more excuses, eh? Thanks hon.