INTERVIEWING MY Very first NOVEL A Writer’s Faith


If you have been about my weblog for a couple of years, you are going to don’t forget the time when my novel guest posted and how his robust character stole the spotlight. Even though TAN will not be joining us right now, I’ve invited my 1st novel, Faith, to give us a appear into what it really is like becoming an author’s 1st novel.

She is a 1st novel, so she lacks in a lot of issues, like a captivating presence like TAN (as properly as an fascinating title. yay for becoming soooo creative, young Katie). But I was in a position to pull some answers from her. (not like she had a great deal of a decision — I am her author ) Take pleasure in her stop by!

[setting: plain room, simple desk, lukewarm pizza in the corner]

Me: Hi, Faith! Thanks for becoming prepared to come to the weblog. Not a lot of persons are conscious of what it really is like to be an author’s 1st novel. We’ll get ideal into the queries if that is okay with you!

Faith: [takes a seat across from me] [nods once]

Exactly where are 1st novels like oneself kept?

Faith: [sighs] Most authors shove us into the depths of their computer system documents and assume that is exactly where we’ll keep till they make a decision to open us once again. That is only correct to an extent. We’re genuinely kept in a dusty basement — The Cellar Of The Very first Novels (TCotFN for brief). The ceilings are low and the bookshelves are dark. There are hundreds of packed shelves exactly where we 1st novels are crammed side to side. Cobwebs and dust cover our pages we can barely breathe. It is not a comfy spot.

…I am sorry. Do the authors ever stop by?

Faith: [looks away] Most never ever come to TCotFN — basically mainly because they do not know how. Rather they scroll by means of our computer system documents like you did with me final week. 

I don’t forget 1 author stumbling upon TCotFN final month. She… she quickly began to scream upon opening her 1st novel.

She screamed?

Faith: [nods solemnly] I will not neglect the echoes of her cries anytime quickly. She flipped by means of her 1st story, and could barely study a handful of sentences prior to the shock got to her. Some authors are in a position to take their 1st novels humorously or as a increasing knowledge… some do not know how deal with it. Even even though the reactions hurt, it really is greater endure by means of them than to come to be forgotten.

*did not imply for this post to get so depressing and is now pondering twice about this the concept of complete interview* What do you imply by “becoming forgotten?”

Faith: [appears uncomfortable and fidgety] It is what occurs when the author refuses to acknowledge our existence. They are also horrified and ashamed more than what they developed, so the novel is burned from the collection in the basement. It is then erased from the author’s memory, becoming a forgotten piece of art, never ever to be remembered or recognized once again.

*ooookay now issues are finding even much more dismal* Properly… what is some thing hopeful about becoming a 1st novel?

Faith: [thinks for a long time] There are rumors of mutant 1st novels — 1st novels that finish up becoming published. A lot enter TCotFN clinging to that probable outcome. I’ve never ever hoped for it you have produced it much more than clear that you will not attempt to publish me.

*blushes* Yeah, that is not going to take place. Sorry. Let’s attempt to uncover a constructive issue, right here. Is there something you delight in about becoming a 1st novel?

Faith: No.

… There is practically nothing you delight in?

Faith: [frowns] Right after hearing me describe TCotFN, would you delight in becoming trapped there all day?


Faith: Ha, specifically. I do not delight in becoming a 1st novel, but but I am proud to be 1. You would not be exactly where you are right now with out me. I took the hit so that other novels of yours can get the glory. There is practically nothing enjoyable about becoming a 1st novel, but I am honored to be in this position.

Properly worded. Does it get lonely down there?

Faith: There are hundreds of thousands of novels in TCotFN, but but I am exceptionally lonely. It operates like it does with humans — there are millions of you in the globe, but from time to time persons nevertheless really feel like they are alone. We’re not that a great deal distinctive.

Wow, that was deep.

Faith: [perks up, voice hopeful] Fairly very good, ideal? Perhaps… possibly want to reconsider your choice to never ever publish me?

Yeah, ideal. Good attempt. Do you know of any other novel communities other than TCotFN?

Faith: There are hundreds. Some examples:

Dead Characters Society

The Novels That Have been Began But In no way Completed

Homeless Rabbits: Plot Bunnies In no way Written

Rejected: A Neighborhood of Unsuccessful Queried Novels

Stuck In The Endless Editing Loophole

Dead Character’s Parents Society

Eesh, sounds like some of these locations could use some cheering up. Something else you’d like to say, Faith?

Faith: To the writers that could be reading this, preserve writing. Never let the efforts of your 1st novel go to waste. That is our want.

Thank you, Faith. I will send you back to The Cellar of the Very first Novels, but I will make certain to stop by quickly.


katie grace (+ faith)

when did you create your 1st novel? what was the title?


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