I started off 2011 with high hopes that at the end of the year I would have taken 365 photos – one for each day – as a documentation of my life and to combat boredom. At the beginning of the year, I was unemployed and I shot and shared every day but one [due to illness] for the first three months. As soon as I landed my current job I was always too tired to shoot, or simply forgot.
However disappointed I am in myself for having aborted the Project 365, it has not stopped me from taking on a new, and several times harder, challenge- I will be writing a novel in 30 days, sorry 29.
I have taken the first step of temporarily leaving facebook, [now what?]. My dear friend Google provided me with a leaflet on ‘The Parts of a Novel’ and I feel that I would have been better off if I hadn’t read it. This now feels like a technical task but perhaps the fun will return once I find my problem, develop a theme and chart the plot [I know it’s the other way around].
There is a story, though, that I have desired to tell for the past several months and although I doubt that 30 days will extract it from my soul, I am endeavoring to at least make a novel of the simplest part. I hereby pre-thank all those who will read it and pray for the energy to deliver something that will make it worth your while.