Thursday, May 19, 2011

Ten years in the planning...


For about ten years I’ve been thinking about writing a non-fiction book – not any old non-fiction book obviously, I had an idea for a specific one. It’s a dangerously long time to leave my ‘brilliant’ idea in my head because it could evaporate or someone else could be writing and publishing it. But in my case they haven’t (that I’ve discovered) at least not with the angle that I have on it.

So as I’ve put my novel aside for a time (actually, my the novel has put itself aside; it quite insisted. It refused to cooperate with my plans for it.) And I have started, seriously, to plan my non-fiction book. Ten years thinking is probably long enough.

I am eminently qualified for this project which, let’s be honest is a miracle. I am qualified - with my two useless but enjoyable degrees - for precious little.

So that could be where I am when I’m not blogging: listening to Radio 4 and working on this new/ancient project.

8 comments:

Helen said...

Brilliant. I love that we're doing our NF project at the same time.

Queenie said...

Yee-hah! Get it done; get it out there!

Sue Guiney said...

Sounds like a great idea! Can't wait to hear more!! xo

liz fenwick said...

Good luck
lx

Jenny Beattie said...

Helen, yes, me too.

Queenie, will do.

Sue, thank you.

Liz, thank you.

Jen said...

Brilliant that you're finally easing it from thought to reality!

sheepish said...

I shall wait with baited breath[what is that btw?]to hear more.

Liane Spicer said...

Wonderful! I can sense your excitement about this project so go for it!

@sheepish: It should be 'bated breath', bate being an archaic form of abate. So, with bated breath means holding your breath or hardly breathing in anticipation of something.