Thursday, September 27, 2007

I'm a writer

I'm a writer and someday I'm actually going to write something. Not a blog, but a novel. Novels. They'll be filed in the fiction section and I'll give Dan Brown a run for his money when it comes to pseudo-history! While he may scour libraries for obscure bits of theory, I'll simply be writing what I know.

The critics are going to say I over develop my characters. That they're too complex and don't follow the archetypes properly. They'll say that no one goes through life with happening after happening and reacting to it all in that way. But I'll just smile smugly.

Your antagonist can be an adventurer, exploring the mountains and oceans. Or a lover, with a life so complicated you can't follow the characters without a plot summary. Or they could be a mover, working multi-million dollar deals and travelling the world to do so. It's even believable to centre the story around a simple man content with a simple life. Or of a flawed man who ever so slowly improves. But no one will believe a book with all the above in a main character who ultimately will be just another face on a crowded street. And if every supporting character is equally as complex?!? Impossible!

A few will buy the books but few will buy into it. Regardless, some day I'll sit down, take a year or ten, and write it all.

I hope it has a happy ending.

7 comments:

neva said...

i'll just take a stab in the dark here and say "happy endings" are definitely in your future! at least i hope so... you seem like the sort who deserves more than a few. oh, and as for your "novel"? bring it on, bro'! you write it (eventually) and i will SO read it (also, eventually). ; )

I Dive At Night said...

Thanks Neva! And if it's really really bad or really really long I won't insist anyone reads it. Just buys it.

Quilldancer said...

Morgan, they're called memoirs.

I Dive At Night said...

Quilly, uhm, no. It'll be Sci-Fi.

Minka said...

nothing is more sci-fi than our daily lifes.
I think everybody has the same shot at writign a book, I also think there are no styles one needs to adher to...just write YOUR book, and the reward in itself is gonna be justifed.

Theresa said...

If you do write it, I'll read it. Of course, it'll probably be translated into Spanish, because getting English books over here is not too easy. Unless you write it in Dutch, then I'll have my mom send over a copy. :)

I Dive At Night said...

Minka, for me the reward will be the extensive period of time doing nothing but writing. :-) An excuse to slow down a bit.

Theresa, your mom's in Holland? How did I not know this? I've been too busy dreaming I guess.