What is this Blog About?

If you've ever thought about writing a novel, you've probably wondered how it's done.  Where do you start?  How do you brainstorm an idea into a workable story?  How do you get past writer's block?  How do you develop a character into a believable fictional person?  It can all seem very daunting, and keeps many people from ever starting the process. I discovered a love of writing from a very young age.  Although writing has always been a part of my life, the writing of short stories and novels stopped between my high school years and my forties.  I don't quite know why.  Maybe it was the busy nature of life.  Maybe it was a fear of failure, or a fear of success.  Maybe it was imposter syndrome, or something else.  Regardless, I've decided to put up a fight this year, and work my way through a novel from beginning to end.  If you'll follow along here and on my YouTube Channel, you can take the journey with me. Over the weeks and months to come, I'm going