Let me start this post by saying I have no idea what I’m doing.

I had this idea to start a blog about the whole process of writing a novel, but there are a ton of blogs about this and I do not want to bore my readers to tears. If you are here, I assume you either know me personally, or have a sympathetic heart-tug for struggling novelists. Either way, thanks for reading. Please share with your friends! You can caption with, “Hey, read this pathetic blog written by this crazy lady who thinks someday she’ll be a published novelist. (insert smug emoticon)”

If you haven’t already heard, I am currently in the (hopefully) final stages of finishing up my novel, What It Isn’t.

What is it about? Well, I can tell you What It Isn’t about (haha, see what I did there?). It isn’t about a happy, privileged, perfectly content college-aged woman who falls in love with her roommate and lives happily ever after. It also isn’t about falling in love at first sight, or being able to successfully repress substantial baggage from one’s past. It isn’t about mentally-stable people who make wise decisions. In fact, it isn’t about people you’d probably even really want to know in real life.

BUT (yes, there is a but), it is about real life, and how sometimes the past butts its way in between what we think we need and what we actually need. It’s about real relationships–raw, uncensored, unapologetic interactions between people who know each other too well. It is about weakness and strength, and how people totally misuse both.

So, if this sounds like the kind of novel you may be interested in reading, please stand-by… (and keep reading this blog for updates and invites to help me with your invaluable feedback)!

R.E.Marshall

6 thoughts on “no.idea.

  1. That sums it up well. As someone who is reading your novel (editing, critiquing, living it with you) I can say it is great. Sometimes I get so engrossed I forget to edit!!!

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  2. I can’t wait to read your novel! I love your writing voice just from reading your blog. And I know you’re a witty, intelligent woman, so I’m sure that comes through the writing of your novel as well. Good luck in finishing!

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