And it was pretty exciting!
So as you know if you read the post from Saturday, I am rewriting my novel in 3rd person. I was in the middle of writing the outline, and guess what: I finished that on Monday! 43 chapters at the current moment in time. Now you may think... yeah that is exciting, but what is the big deal?
The big deal is that, when I was writing the outline for the final chapter I started tearing up. Yes! Okay, so a little backstory... I'm pretty hardcore. I have only cried to a book once, but that was when I was young and didn't know what a good story was. Other than that I am usually ice cold. I didn't even cry reading Eleanor and Park, which surprised me. And I especially don't cry while writing my own stuff. Like I said, I'm ice cold.
So having that moment... feeling the tears... it just made me realize that maybe... just maybe... I'm writing something real here. I still have a long way to go, I've still only written the prologue and chapter 1, but things are going somewhere, which is good. Any progress is progress nonetheless.
ANOTHER EXCITING THING...
I participated in a competition to go to a writing workshop with one of the lead authors over here in Denmark - along with other people as well. What I had to do to participate was write 2 chapters of a story about a teenager with a life threatening disease.
I first wanted to write about a girl who had cancer... but I know shit about cancer... so I would sound freaking stupid if I tried writing about it. Therefore I decided to write about a young girl who had progeria. I watched the documentary "life according to Sam" and read all I could about it. And then I sat down to write it.
It got selected. I got selected. In one week exactly I'm going to Copenhagen to participate in the workshop. And the most amazing thing is that we'll be workshopping at a hospital with teenagers who have life threatening diseases, but also enjoy to write.
I just know it is going to be an amazing experience. I just know it.
Keep Calm and Write On.