“The task of a writer consists of being able to make something out of an idea.” ~ Thomas Mann
I made a 2010 new year’s resolution, to challenge myself to do something that I had not done before. Not a simple challenge like building a model airplane or putting together a puzzle, but something that would really challenge me. For months I considered my options but nothing inspiring.
One May afternoon while reading a collection of over 300 email that my boyfriend and I had shared during our time together. I realized that I was looking at a story that I wanted to share with others.
Using the collection of email as a crude outline, a story exploded on my laptop screen. Page one lead to page two and another and another. Interesting characters entered the story with challenging situations and obstacles.
Three months later, a rough draft was complete. The rewrite began and then the next rewrite and another. Six rewrites later, I had a full fledged manuscript that told a story which began from a real life experience had transformed into a novel of fiction.
This blog is my accounting of my world of writing gay fiction.