my area of expertise

This summer, I’d like to write another novel.

I suppose that is silly, because the more I’ve been reading, the more I’ve been finding that for new writers, novels are not the way to go. But I like writing them, I like developing them, and I like the results.

The problem is that I tend to write male characters. Now, I’m not sure if there really is much of a difference between the mind of male characters and the mind of female characters. But just in case, I’d like to write  a novel with a female main character.

So, I got the brilliant idea recently of someone who was raised by pirates and becomes an assassin. I started developing this more yesterday until it hit me.

This is my second story with characters associating with criminals.

Now, I honestly don’t know what this means. I know that writers tend to have their own little spot in writing that they “specialize” in. But criminals for me? That is honestly the last thing I expected. I’ve never had problems with the law. I’ve never even been close to it. So why this?

To be honest, I have come in recent contact with inmates who clean the mental health hospital. While there are many people in my group who are scared of them, I more view them as just regular people. So maybe that is part of the reason this would be my specialty. Everyone is the same. Everyone eventually hurts.

And maybe not. Maybe as I become more of a nurse, it’ll change into something else. I did also get the idea of a superhero who has a psychotic break and checks himself voluntarily into an asylum. That is obviously nursing related.

And who knows about me writing this novel over the summer. I generally spend months planning one. But that does sound like fun.

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About Abigail

I'm an elementary education major at a college in the Midwest. I might graduate as early as December '13 but more likely May '14. I write when I can. I also knit on occasion, draw, do homework and contradict teachers to make people think. :)

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