I have been told by several people now that I should write a book. People from all walks of life and I really have been wanting to for quite some time. I have thought about it from several angles. I wanted to do several types of books but have ultimately that while I would love to write a book based on my adventures in life I do not want to write anything so closely related to my life that my family or friends feel in danger of me putting their personal lives out in the open. So I have decided that a book very loosely based on my me with outlandish characters and adventures would definitely be the way to go. This way I can go in direction I dare to go.
My other dilemma is fear of length and intensity of the book. I had to write a something much like a thesis for my master’s project in school and it was about 80 pages when it was all said and done. Needless to say it was the longest and hardest thing I had ever done. It took the better part of a year. Obviously you need someone to give you financial backing and believe in you and your idea enough to think it will indeed go BIG.
I worry that something like this will not only take just as long if not longer but the stress will be insurmountable. Writers are always saying that though they enjoy what they do, it is not without it’s flaws. I do not want to be that person holed up in my house for months without anything flowing. Now if things are constantly or almost constantly flowing then fine…so be it. Then I will be ok with that. I will be fine with constant mutterings and pages upon pages of material. I would prefer to have to try and cut my material than having to draw it out. Though yes it will be tough as I will undoubtedly grow a strong bond for all my characters and their stories I know this can be done (even if I have to make a book centered around just that character later, hehehe).
My last problem is finding a central theme and focusing on it and staying focused on it through out the entire book. I also know that I would like to write a book that is a series. I want people to grow with my characters and hunger for what happens to them next in the next book. I love books like this. Where you become invested in the characters and they grow, age, love, and make mistakes and such. It’s fun! I am excited but now I have to research so that I can find out what avenues I can find to do these things.
I am will do this but if you guys know any helpful tools and such lay it on me! I am all eyes and ears!