Being new to the art of writing a novel, I can say I do not know much. I am pretty dumb when it comes to understanding the inner workings of creating a masterpiece. While participating the first day of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) I learned a whole lot about James Joyce, William Faulkner and Virginia Woolf’s idea of letting the reader into the mind of the protaganist. Unfortunately, I have not read any of the books that display this stream of consciousness in its glory. William Faulkner’s book “Sound and the Fury” sounds the most intriguing to me and I do plan on reading it. I have added it to my Goodreads profile and if you are not my friend yet, please check out my Goodreads page at http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4832733-jeanne.
Non-fiction books that deal with the inner workings of a person especially intrigue me. I have read and thoroughly enjoyed Carl Jung, Irvin Yalom, R.D. Laing, among others. Do I dare say I may try my hand at writing my proposed novel using a psychological twist? On a grander scale, how do I find myself performing a “Miss Frizzle” and touring inside Iris and Alim’s mind?
As I dig myself deeper into this life of writing, I continually tackle more difficult operations. I wonder if I will survive this madness? Seriously, I am having fun and even better I am learning the craft of writing. The words do flow like water and in the process of editing, come December 1st, I may be able to say I understand a little about the pen and paper phenomenon that has hit thousands in November.
Good luck to all my fellow writing friends!