Just put pen to paper and see what happens!

Sometimes, you might feel like you don’t have it in you to be creative. But if you don’t bother showing up to the keyboard / notepad, then how do you know for certain?

This morning, one sentence fell into my head and I immediately began to analyse it. Deeming it to be rubbish, I ignored it for a few minutes, but it kept on floating around my mind, so I decided to jot it down as a meagre starting point for later.

However, as I wrote it down, something amazing happened. What I wrote immediately transformed into something better and I channeled down more words with great ease. That is the true alchemy and wonder of creating! Often it takes just one little nudge to start an avalanche.

So if you’re struggling to be creative, then don’t lose heart, for the slightest little thing could ignite you again. Be open to anything that motivates you, especially those thoughts that are inspired. Just go with your intuition, put pen to paper, and see what happens!

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As one book ends, another begins…

On November 1st, I will begin to write my second novel.

Until a few days ago, I never dreamed that this would be the case. However, I have been swept away by inspiration and cannot deny the strong flow of creativity. An old idea, which has been bubbling for a long time in my subconscious, has finally matured and I think that it is time to bring it into the world.

As for my first book, “Pearl’s Hereafter”, the second draft should be finished some time this week. I am eager to distribute it among family and friends, so that they can give me feedback while I work on my new project. It may take a bit of time to get feedback from everyone, which is why I may as well start work on something new.

The new book will focus on the struggles of two university graduates as they navigate their way through the “real world”. This is a topic that is very close to my heart, and I want to write a story that accurately reflects the circumstances and hardships that all twenty-somethings face. Hopefully, it will be a very relatable book and might educate those who discriminate too harshly against young people.

Again, I shall be writing a drama/romance novel, which is not what I originally intended. Nevertheless, I’m just going with the flow and doing what comes to me. At some point, probably with my third book, I shall delve into an entirely different genre! As I’ve already mentioned, I shall start writing it in November, as part of NanoWriMo.

“What’s NanoWriMo?” some of you may ask. Well… NanoWriMo is a global community of writers, which comes together in the month of November for a very special challenge. The challenge is to write 50,000 words of a novel during November. It is a personal challenge and it is up to you how seriously you take it. Last year, I got to around 40,000 words, and then wrote a further 130,000 words over the following months. This year, I reckon I can reach the 50,000 word target!