How In The World Did I Write A Novel?
Well folks, I did and typed the words ‘The End’ on Nov. 16, 2012 coming in at 606 pages and 120,864 words for my first complete working draft. It was just one day shy of thirteen months after I wrote the word ‘Prologue’ in my notebook. That Prologue is now Chapter 1.
I am sitting poolside in high 70’s degree Florida weather at the end of November after having decided to write my novel’s first blog with the same notebook. You know how authors create suspense by not telling you specifics about their characters for a few chapters? Well, I’m not going to tell you specifics about the novel either. Not yet.
What I am going to tell you in this blog is about my writing process, from beginning the novel through submitting to agents and publishers to seeing the book in print and on bookshelves. Without a doubt in my mind, that is going to happen. So you will learn from what I did and will do and if you follow the process that I will be modeling, you too will have your book in print one day if that’s your burning desire.
I do practice what I preach. So reading this blog will give you many clues on how to manifest what you want in life. If you’re doubtful or don’t believe me on that, read the article, My Journey Back, on http://www.thecrystaltarot.com. Every tool I teach I used for my own recovery after the doctors told my husband and son I had less than a 2% chance of survival in 2000.
“You want to get a traditional publisher? Yeah right!” That’s what I’ve been told by people NOT in the know as well as some in the industry. No one has seen the novel yet, by the way. It was a blanket statement. However, those of you that know me also know I am ‘The Odds ‘Obliviator’’. Put odds up in front of me and I will crash through them sending them into oblivion. I plan to do just that. This is not going to happen magically, well maybe a little, or haphazardly but through a thoughtful step- by- step process where I will be able to measure my success and make the necessary changes.
I will explain to you the good and the bad, the trials and tribulations, the acceptances and the rejections. Becoming bulletproof is key. Get that skin toughened up. Most importantly, remove yourself from the ‘naysayers.’ Not only will I get a traditional publisher. I will get a top- notch well respected publisher who will be confident to know I will have a strong handle on marketing the finished product.
What I would like to accomplish in this blog is to communicate with you. So please feel free to leave a comment. Ask me questions about Gemini. Ask me questions about any of the alternative therapies I practice and teach. My desire is for you to learn as I do through this blog.
I look forward to your continued readership.
To Happy and Successful Writing,
Ronnie Allen, Author of this Psychological Thriller With Strong Romantic And Paranormal Elements