Saturday, October 29, 2011

A Line From Me To You





(I love this little gem by The Kooks. The singing starts @45 sec)

My Dearest Readers:

Two days till the novel writing blasts off at a million miles an hour! In order to reach 50K words by the end of November, we have to write 1,666.67 words a day!

My story is going to be a love story. They are my absolute favorite kind of stories. I always want to apologize for this fact and pretend to be more cultural, more aloof and cynical- but alas there is nothing better in this whole world than being in love and nothing second best than reading about it.

And so the novel shall follow the choices of one girl and the boy she's destined to be with. At various stages in her life she is presented with choices that will lead her to her one and only, but we will explore both avenues- the one where she says yes and the other where she says no. It will play with the idea of love and life and what one gives up when you make a choice; that perhaps there is neither destiny nor free will but an immeasurable mixture of the two.

I'm very excited to start it. I have my outline at the ready and ideas for the opening but of course, as anything born from the imagination, it will grow according to the conditions; an organic piece of art given life through meaning. I hope I have what it takes and I hope I do not give up. I will probably publish it to wattpad.com since they do a good job of protecting authors from copyright infringement. I will be sure to notify you whatever my decision.

I suppose it's a bit ironic that I enjoy writing stories but I hate doing the copywriting for ads. Maybe this adventure will make me abandon my love for art direction! That sure would make my life easier.

Thank you ever so much for taking the time to read this!

Yours truly,
   Marie
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