The last few years, as many of you are aware, I have been attempting (in vain) to write a series of novels I have been planning for the last 20 years. I hate to state the length of time since, as it turns out, I have been saying “16 years” for the past 4 years so my increasing age does not seem so bad.
The problem is I lack the necessary skills to approach novel writing. I have all the instruction books… writing skills, story planning, character construction. You name it, I probably have it.
But the block continues.
To practice I have recently taken up writing fan fiction, about vampires. May the small god of literature help me, but its true. In a tongue in cheek kind of way…
Elsewhere under a pen name, sorry
But its really helping me learn the skills necessary and set aside, for the time being, the need to plan and formulate a complex storyline.
Once I feel a little more confident I will return to writing my own 3.