THE EXCITING JOURNEY OF Writing
a Fictional Book
"IT'S A LUXuRY BEING A WRITER, BECAUSE ALL YOU EVER THINK ABOUT IS LIFE."
AND SO IT BEGINS, slightly over a year ago I began writing My Diary My Love, and two weeks later I had an idea for another story. Working every day in a corporate environment, I started daydreaming different far-fetched scenarios that could take place at work. I wondered what it would be like to come out of college with a degree in hand and then not find a job.
My main character Teresa Strausman accepts an offer from TechnoSunland, the 4th largest corporation in the U.S. Unfamiliar with the inner workings of large companies she goes in with her eyes wide open only to discover it is far from what she expected. Page by page the story begins to unfold.
The idea of Artificial Intelligence becoming part of the story did not evolve until page 100 or 30,000 + words into the book. It was here that the story changed course. I never intended to write a science fiction book, yet when I completed the first draft, I was satisfied with the result. Since I completed it while simultaneously working on my first book, I put it away and didn't pick it up again until the first project was finished and published.
Between the first and second book, I began a third novel, which I completed and currently it is collecting dust until December 10, when I begin the re-write. Release date, March 15 of next year.
Every writer is a story unto himself or herself. Those stories we sometimes read about the latest breakout writer or artist that are overnight sensations are mostly untrue. If fame is the driving force behind any endeavor than be ready for lots of disappointment and miserable days. However, if the engine behind the effort is hard work, determination, getting up when one is knocked down, plus hours of personal commitment, then it is true, one can become an overnight sensation.