I've been writing my way into 2018 with an idea on the verge - something rough and only partly formed - an idea on which I've nearly given up half a dozen times. In the past, I've found myself walking away, letting such ideas go, giving up the fight. But this one...? I've written character profiles, plot outlines, log-lines and pitches; twisted and turned and glared at this idea from many different angles. Are these characters, this plot, this writing journey enough to make a novel? Can I make it so? This time, I've decided to hang on (sometimes only by the skin of my teeth) to this idea and this advice:
Because, as the great Margaret Atwood also notes:
"A word after a word after a word is power."