I have always wanted to write a book.
Even as a child with my stapled together pieces of paper homemade stories, this has been a goal of mine for decades. I finally fulfilled that dream back in October, 2012, with my novella Trophy Hunter. I have since retired that title because all of my students in the prison (well, all of the inmates…and staff, actually) wanted to order it from Amazon, and I really didn’t need them knowing what went on inside of my head.
Also, in retrospect, it was a horrible book. Thin, relatively unlikable characters, underdeveloped plot, and really atrocious formatting makes me cringe to this day. This is why I focus on short stories, humorous anecdotes, poetry, and nonfiction. Well, and blogs because a girl has got to eat.
As I have been endeavoring to publish another book but have had zero ideas, I thought about possibly rewriting Trophy Hunter to make it adhere to my new and improved standards. At one point, I thought of writing the same story from the point of view of the antagonist (since most of my fiction is written in first person from the protagonist’s perspective); however, if I combine the two ideas and flesh out the story and characters better, who knows? I might actually create the Great American Novel. OK, well, maybe not the Great American Novel, but certainly (or potentially) an entertaining and well-written American novel.
Or I could get bored with the entire project.
I suppose we shall see.
“Writing is hard work and bad for the health.” ~ E. B. White