YOU GUYS!!! I'M WRITING A NOVEL!! WOOHOO! A real, long novel. To be over 200 pages, in fact! *wiggles eyebrows with excitment* ahaha! :p I'm mainly used to writing short stories so this is an exciting change of pace, I'd say! I really don't want to give away too much of the plot just yet, because things could change, depending on how the story unfolds (I've found that much of the plot in the things that I write kind of writes itself and I'm not entirely sure how it's going to end until, well, it actually does, lol!) Buuuut what I will tell you is that there's a large element of fantasy involved (not in a corny way, don't worry, but in like more of a "Pan's Labyrinth" or "Snow White" kind of way, as it takes a look at the human response to the consequences of living in perpetual fear, and how one girl runs away inside of her mind with the help of nature to cope.) Or is she a girl? Perhaps she is already a woman. There's darkness and depth and beauty and hope and pain and unconditional love and illness and truths exposed. It's haunting in a chilling way, but at the same time many elements of it are comforting and reassuring in a nurturing way that feeds into our primal need as human beings to be loved. It also toys with the question of what it truly means to be "sane." It will be uncomfortable at times, because it pokes holes into the deepest, darkest corners of the human mind -- the places where id reigns supreme over superego. But it will be liberating because of the beauty that can come from escaping self-imprisonment. I've started a few novels in the past, but never continued on with them for one reason or another... but this one, I'm having a good feeling about. ~* #g00dvibes *~ haha!!
Also, I really hope you guys aren't feelin' grumpy at me for not including a picture in this post =0 <3!!!!... I was debating whether or not to include some stock photo image, and I decided against it. Often times, there's a blog post I really wanna write, and then I do in fact write it, but it never gets published because I don't have a picture for it. Stock photos are cute and all, but there's just something about including your very own photo in a post. If it's not my own photo, I'd rather publish a post that is photo-less! Ya know what I mean?? But sometimes I'll still use stock photos. I just feel a little "crummy" doing so hahaha.
You should write a novel, too! :D Let's encourage each other! Now go on and start typing yours out on Microsoft Word -- it doesn't have to be flawless or amazing or poignant or even anywhere somewhat decent at first... just write the story that you need to tell. You know which one I'm talking about. (The theme you immediately thought of writing about from reading this, and it made your stomach burn a little with excitement at the thought.) Yeah...that one!