It’s 7 AM.
I’ve barely slept. The more I try to sleep, the more frustrated I get.
So, I gave up. At least for a bit.
What’s keeping me up? This damn smartphone novel idea! I can’t stop thinking about it. And I’ve pretty much decided that I’m going to do it. It can’t hurt to try it right?
Once I decided to actually do it, I had to come up with an idea. Nothing that I have been working on really has me inspired or excited about writing. I always have lots of ideas for stories or novels but that doesn’t mean I feel like writing them at the time. So, I was trying to come up with something that I wanted to use on this project.
And then it came to me. I was watching television and I identified with something that one of the characters in a TV show did. And then the idea started to grow in my mind. And the main character started kind of telling me things. Really, it is that weird.
The thing is, it is not a genre that I have ever written in before. It’s not even a genre that I have thought about writing in before. It’s completely new to me. So, should I do it anyway? I think I will
I’m really excited about it and I just need to figure a few more things out before I start.
I think the start date for this will be sooner than later.
I’m using a Samsung Galaxy S5 to write with and I’m going to be using Google Docs to write in. That way, when I am “done” the writing, I’ll be able to move it into a Word Doc easily and move into the re-writing and editing phase.
Updates – I’m going to try to do that weekly but we’ll see what happens.
I’m going to aim for a minimum of 300 words a day. That’s not huge. But its on a phone. I may write more some days than others. But I figure I can likely manage 300 words a day at least.
I’ll likely do the bulk of my writing while I’m in bed at night. But that makes so much sense for me anyway. I often do stuff on my phone from bed. And if I’m stuck somewhere or just can’t stand being on the computer during the day I can always do more.
Damn – I am so excited about this. I haven’t been this excited about a project in a long time! Yay!
Let the smartphone novel project begin!
(Oh, and I am still open to creating a support group of some kind if anyone wants to join me! Leave me a comment if this idea appeals to you).