count me in (I guess?!?)
I'm working on a novel with my sister, sort of. I have never had anything serious published (a few short stories here and there, a couple things in the newspaper, etc) and I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing.
My sister and I came up with this book idea together (my idea, she did a lot of the filler that i was confused on) and we have a general outline but we're both sort of... writing intuitively. So we each have our own copy we're working on, and we have 1 that is the combination of the two, but we live 8 hrs from each other and rarely talk about the book so it's sort of jumbled.
Nothing is organized in Chapters, we don't have real character sketches, but my sister and I so far have similar ideas and such similar writing styles that most scenes I can't tell who wrote what. We don't even have a real outline.
My house is a disaster because every spare moment I have I'm opening up Word to write a few more scenes, but I feel like such an idiot when people ask what I've been up to that rather then tell the truth I make up stories. I'm so scared of failing because then when my mat leave is up Dec. 1 I'll need to get a job and put my baby in day care
So far we have 19,000 words (roughly 30 Word pages) on our own stories, but no idea on the "joint" book draft.
I've had a few different people read our rough, spelling-error filled drafts and they all say they'd gladly read more.
It's a cheesy romance story :P But not... gross-romance, funny romance. Think romantic comedy.
Ahh! This is so scary, but so exciting. I'm so pumped and motivated but terrified. This has also been the #1 thing on my list of things to accomplish in my life- publish a novel. I just wish I knew what I'm supposed to be doing. And I have no idea how to get published. I'd read a book on "how to get published" but I'm scared it'll bog me down and depress me and I'll stop working.
Anyway, sorry for the novel (ha!) and I admit I'm barely even lurking here any more- again, all my spare time gets poured into my book.