I’ve taken on a challenge, and I keep coming back to the same problem: I don’t know how to write fiction. I just don’t. I’ve never been taught how to write fiction. I’ve been taught how to read fiction, but never how to write. I know they say that the more you read the better you’ll be able to write, and that’s probably true, but you do need some basic training to start off with. I have no idea what I’m doing. I barely have a plot. It’s more like a tiny moment, a chance encounter (what a cliche, *sigh*), and…that’s it.
What on Earth. How can I possibly be expected to do this if I don’t know how to write fiction? I want to take a class, learn about writing. I really, really want to do this.
I’m going to do it anyway, insha’Allah. Churn out 50,000 words, maybe more, and if it sucks at least I’ll have something to laugh about. And anyway, it’s the experience. The actual experience that will teach me at least somewhat about what works and what doesn’t. Who know’s what will come of this? But I’m excited. 🙂