I’m writing a book.
Are you laughing? No?
The funny thing about my tendency to announce that I’m taking on a new project is the reaction I get. No surprise. I like having mountains to climb. I love having things to do. I love trying new things. Most new things. This month, that thing is a novel. My momma will tell you that I grew up focused on the product at the end of a process. She worked so hard to encourage me to invest in the process. I am so grateful for her work. I truly love the process now. Well, I love most processes.
This process, I am loving! I have actually started my book. But one of the things I want to get out of this book writing is a better understanding of storytelling and narrative. So today I studied narrative. Some people have school books for things like narrative. Me, I have Wikipedia. I learned so much about voices and tenses and limitation versus omniscience. I have determined that I am writing my novel with a Third-person omniscient narrative mode. Do you know what that means? I do. Hehehe!
Research is also making great use of our library. Dave and I have a ton of books. There are a couple of shelves of truly good literature and it is such a great resource for someone who is writing a book. I am able to instantly get examples. I’m such a home schooler.
Here’s to life long learning!