“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”
This sentence, supposedly said by Abraham Lincoln, got me thinking since I started writing my novel.
There is something I noticed in the past couple of months, something I guess I’ve always been aware of but that now is becoming quite clear. I tend to write too much about a story I know too little.
My story has a will of its own.
I mean, seriously. And it’s driving me crazy.
I must have written close to 20,000 words in the last few weeks. I’ll be lucky if I’ll be able to use a fifth of them.
Yup. Everything changes on an hourly basis.
Main characters I believed would be the backbone of the plot are gone. Other have been relocated. Few have survived.
Is now to write in English.
That is why my next book will be published in English and that is also why I’m basically freaking out.
So here I am, writing my first blog post in English for my English speaking audience.
The truth is that I was planning to get this blog set up for a while now, but I never really found the time (and THE will) to make it happen.
After my one month solo journey in South-East Asia, though, I’ve put the task on my TO DO LIST, and what’s on the list, gets done.