On writing

I love writing short stories, and plan to publish another collection from stories I’ve written over the years.

But first I have to write a historical novel that begs my attention. I’ve done some of the research and look forward to writing it. At the same time I’m nervous, it will be the first time I venture into historical fiction.

It’s a story that needs to be told. I’ll give you a hint: a novel that was labelled ‘the great South African novel’ was about it.

My plan is to just dive in. I have no idea where the story is going, or how to get there. I hope this will be revealed in the process of writing.

I’ve had experience where something just happens to help a story along. Serendipity, I think it’s called. Well, I’m calling on the gods of serendipity to visit me and guide me in writing this novel.



One thought on “On writing

  1. Certainly looking forward to this novel because I love historical fiction, and secondly your hint about the inspiration has made me curious. So, may gods of Serendipity get on with their job to inspire. 🙂 Happy writing!

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