Journal Entry Three


24/06/2013 by Siddiqui Fayesal

Hello everyone!

I took a long time off my detailing the route to my most ambitious project: Writing a darn book! Now, when I say most ambitious project what I actually mean is that I sometimes, like in a month or so, get my butt in a coffee shop; pretend to do some hard thinking, with the usual loud “Tch” and crimping of the forehead and slamming of the pen in disgust, regarding the storyline of the book and all the while only enjoying my coffee.

Mind you, I did work at my book too. But the weak and far too rare paroxysms of vengeance which my diary bore by the lethal strikes of my black fountain pen was all too inert to make it a guiding force. Yes, I prefer pen and paper to a computer screen for my “most ambitious project”! Yes, I accept, that my coffee shop visits have become more far apart and, yes, I accept that I’m totally lost on my story premise!

Help is what I need. Where is the beginning? Characters or Story? Emotions or Drama? Dialogues or Landscape?


Siddiqui F.

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6 thoughts on “Journal Entry Three

  1. Tame SheWolf says:

    Working backwards (i,e whole story in your head and then breaking it down to bits) is intimidating.

    Just start rambling. Type first. See where it’s taking you.
    Then, build plot on pencil n paper. Then write/type some more.

    See if it helps. This is just free advice anyway. 😛

    • Working backwards? Hmm… Probably.
      But it’s not that I work in a vacuum when I’m doing my plotting. I ramble most of the time, and that should, technically speaking, help me a lot with the writing but…

      I can try. Thanks for the free one 🙂

  2. Letizia says:

    That’s so great that you want to write a novel! I’m not a fiction writer so can’t offer much help but perhaps you can think about what lead you to the idea of writing a novel in the first place: were you inspired by a scene or an emotion or a memory? If so, you could freewrite about that just to get going and see if a character develops from there?

    Good luck with the writing!

    • It ain’t that great when you’re perpetually stuck and the only excuse you can think of is a (pseudo) writer’s block 😦

      About why I wanted to write? There isn’t any emotion or memory apart from the love of books. I’ve grown up reading a lot. But, I see what you mean. All I need is a something that pushes me in the right direction. A catalyst. I think there’s no harm in letting go off the “story” fixation and simply writing…

      Thanks, Letizia!

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