06 September 2011

I'm Writing a Novel

I read somewhere that the feeling you get from discussing a new concept before you attempt to execute it often discourages people from following through, to bringing the concept to fruition.

Tell someone you're going to write a song and feel their heightened excitement as they ask you questions about your idea and you've achieved the "feeling" of achievement as IF you had completed the task.  Having that "feeling" is enough to stop the creative flow.

I'm taking a risk here.

I'm writing a novel.  It's been in my head for a few years now based on an observation I've had about human nature, materialism and the merging of the two thoughts "the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence" and "never judge another until you have walked in their shoes."

I am a reader, sometimes reading three or four books a week, many at the same time.  I read several newspapers and e-zines daily.  It has come to my attention that we are in a significant time of change in the world as information becomes available to those previously excluded by virtue of geography or other significant obstacles.

If you watch the series Mad Men, it's interesting to hear the scripted comments of the 1960's that are repeated today, but have expanded meanings.  Then, advertising was the driving force alerting people that they wanted more than they had.  Today, I would say it's reality television as lifestyles that really do not reflect what is typical for most people show what the extremes of consumerism can be.

Store Front in Venice
One of the main themes of my novel is how people can have the same things, but their reasons for having them and their feelings about these things will be vastly different based on their root values.  Not a condemnation of any perspective, just an awakening that there are many perspectives even about the same things.

So there I've done it.  I'm sharing what I plan to do at risk of feeling satisfied enough with the sharing that I will fail to complete the whole story.


  1. Sounds like a great concept... One that I have been pondering for a while. Don't worry about the risk of sharing, you seem to be a person of passion and drive. That will overcome the feeling of any early satisfaction of accomplishment. But, that's coming from my perspective... :-). Wasn't it Rembrandt who said something like; if bunch of artist sat at a round table with an apple in the middle, that all would paint a different apple.... And thus I was courious as to what a painting of the apple would be like from a hungry artist compared to that of one who has just eaten....?
    Good luck on your novel, I'm sure it will be great!

  2. Yea congrats my dear, you did it. Just pop into your followers andyour site will grow. We all love comments and visitors. Hugs Annette

  3. Thank you, Dear Robert, for your kind words of support. You have no idea how you inspired me during our short time together with Jeremy & Peggy. What a fabulous week that was.

    Dear Dear Annette ~ is there am more positive person in the world? I will be following your sage advice.

    Much love to you both!