The Virginal Novelist

Every writer has experienced it. The first time. The anticipation. The fear. The butterflies. The desire. The disregard of consequence.

Yep, you guessed it. I’m writing my first novel. I have a million ideas, with not a clue as to how to begin. I know I need my trusty outlines to structure out my settings, plots, and characters. It’s just the anticipation of “it”. Of doing “it”. Of creating something out of nothing. Well, not “nothing”, but nothing tangible. The fear of not doing “it” right or being judged for my lack of experience. Just as with a sexual experience, every writer desires to write that first sentence. As I begin to plan out and write my first novel, I anticipate, fear and excitedly welcome the popping of my “proverbial” cherry.

I look toward my veteran writers for any wisdom that you would like to share with me as I loose my literary virginity!