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.