I have to assume because you’re reading this post that you’ve decided that you want to try your hand at writing a novel. A few years ago I was in that same place, and if I knew now what I did then, I’d probably have finished three novels instead of just one. That being the case, I’ve decided to share my lessons learned during the process of writing my first novel in my blog. Keep in mind that I’ll be pointing out the aspects of writing fiction that were relevant for me, so take everything I say with a grain of salt, but do take it to heart if it resonates with you.
My strategy will be to try to deliver these things in small bites, so they’re easy to digest and give you some food for thought. By all means post in the comments if you have any questions and I’ll answer them there or in a future post. As I’m writing this, I’ve just finished my first novel – The Code Within – and I’m currently working on the dedication and acknowledgements and what interesting truths about the plot I can include. In between these posts I’ll also throw in what I try with social media and marketing to try to help others in my position move forward by shining a light on what worked (and didn’t) for me. You can ask the same question to twenty people and get a different answer, so this blog will focus on mine.