1. JosephMarch
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    New here, with a weird question about the process

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by JosephMarch, Apr 10, 2014.

    Hi all, brand - new here, I'm NOT a writer. I was an English Major in college, so have of course done my share of dabbling with poetry and short stories.

    The past week or so, I have this idea that has blossomed. I have worked out the ENTIRE thing in my head, chapter by chapter. EVERY character. Every free moment I've had where I have my brain to myself, in the shower, waiting for the bus, etc., I've been writing it in my mind.
    Now I have to go back and do it on paper.

    So, how weird is this?
     
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    Nothing weird about that at all. But you are asking this on a writing forum after all. That's like going into a mental hospital with underpants on your head, asking the patients "how sane am I?"

    What you're describing is inspiration and an idea for a story.

    If you get it all written down, then you can call yourself a writer ... and all the damnation that entails!;)
     
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    Not weird at all. Time to get writing.
     
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    ok then, good to know!
    I feel like a female Walter Mitty sometimes, getting lost in my imagination to go through daily life...this time it got away from me, and expanded into this huge idea. It sort of became its own entity, and dragged me along for the ride! I actually imagined myself as a charachter IN the story and it just all played out from there.
    I never actually thought about the actual writing process other than what was required in college, so what I was doing with this idea seemed a little like madness. But I love where it is going!
     
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    I do a lot of my drafts away from the computer, just thinking up stuff for the thinking part. Trouble is finding the useful bits, and it still takes several tries to get it written down right.
     
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    That's exactly how I started. Then I had to get it down.
    440,000 words later...

    So now you have to do the easy part. :)
     
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    Not at all weird.
     
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    It's called developing and outlining a novel. Most of us do it on paper, but if you can keep it in your head then fine.

    It would be unnatural, though, if, now that you have the outline, you didn't turn it into a novel proper by sitting down and starting to write.

    Good luck with it.
     
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