Hey fellow-writers! Ok, so I've been working on my novel for a little over a year now and it's one of the hardest things I've ever done! Initially I thought "Ok, this is just like writing a really long short story." I am now thinking something completely different. It's not at all like writing a short story. When writing novels, you don't just create characters, you create people which is so hard to do! I've been driving myself crazy trying to visualize my characters and how they'd react to different suituations. I wouldn't say that I've got the hang of it, but I'm farther than I was when I started. Also, I wrote out my basic outline for my novel, but I keep on coming across these gaps like "what's the motivation for her to do this?" and "how do you get them from here to there?" Things like that. It's frustrating, but I'm having a wonderful time figuring out my art. The motivation is definitely the hardest part for me. I have this nifty print hanging up in Walden and it gives me a boost of energy every time I look at it! Have a great Wednesday!