9.6.07

& the conclusion is...

A Story Book


Yup, that's right. That is the conclusion. The conclusion to my 'Should I or shouldn't I write a book ' question is that it shall be a story book.


At this moment, I think uncle is probably going "WHAT?"

Well, if I think about it, you're actually the one who gave me the idea. You errr..."
said" (even though it's via MSN, it's still said, technically, right?):
"
Talk to old people. Ask them the question".

And magically, that fed through to my brain and turned itself into A Story Book. Literally.

If I can't fill the book up with my made-up stories, then I'm sure other people have stories to share as well. And what else is a good writer but a good storyteller?
So yes, between uncle and I, we've decided that the first draft will be done by the end of this year. A pretty ambitious target to set but I did say at the beginning of the year that one of my goals for this year would be to learn or acquire another source of income.

Well...we can attempt to see if this could possibly be a starting point.


So we are halfway through the year and I have 6 more months to figure out how I'm going to turn this idea into reality. I may turn to some of you for help, ideas and inspiration. I won't hold you to helping...but I will appreciate anything thrown my way. If you know interesting people, let me know. If you don't know if they're interesting, still let me know. Because I want the stories to reflect life in general...as long as you're breathing, you have something to share.

I'm still figuring out if I want this solely to be about people our age...somewhere along the continuum of Generation X meets Generation Y or to be just about anyone. I don't know. I guess that will sort itself out. Things always have a way of working out in the end. So *cross fingers*...and *uncross fingers* coz' it's a lot faster to type with all of them.

And now, let the games begin...

16 comments:

pugly said...

Go for it! I'm behind you 100% in this.

If you write about people in general, there's more scope to it, but then again, this could mean just about anything, so it's a bit harder to narrow it down especially when you have no idea what it's going to focus on to start with. If you write about age, that's a little bit easier to pin down as the theme is already there. You can perhaps write about generation gaps or the meaning of ageing to some. Just explore your ideas as you go along - I'm sure you'll come up with something interesting ;-)

Maggie said...

Gopherit! ^_^

Will buy a copy of your book once its out. :)

izso said...

I think you probably could use Pugly as a reference.

"The story of an ordinary girl with ordinary ambitions, with an extraordinary blog - that later attracted a mob of fans and unruly bloggers.."

Or something more dramatic than that. XD

Story book - meaning science fiction or just fiction? If science fiction I got loads of ideas. Hehe

naz said...

write about women drivers. Heck, I could write a series on them

NinJaMoo said...

pugly: Thanks! We'll start a league of discerning young Malaysian writers, howzzat? ;)

maggie: Hahaha...thanks! & thanks for saying you'll buy a copy of the book...it's always encouraging to know that I've already sold a copy!!! =)

NinJaMoo said...

izso: I don't think Pugly has ordinary ambitions...and you're even further from the truth with 'ordinary girl' ;p & no science fiction, sorry. Not quite my genre. But if you've got loads of ideas, why don't YOU write a book?

naz: Ermm...I think that would involve more photos than writing! ;p

izso said...
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izso said...

(corrected to be less offensive - did not proof read. Sorry!)

Moo - I said "reference", not "based on the life of". :P And to say Pugly is normal.. that would be a really hard twist to the word normal. XD (No offense to the pugster)

and if ever did write a book - what, for 5 year olds? My England not soh powderfool leh.

Naz - haha.. I could help you write series 2 on that topic!

Danny said...

A picture paints a thousand words. More pictures = more words!

extrapale said...

yea! i'll be personal asst not only to pugly.. but to u too.. can meh? hehheh =P

pugly said...

Oy! Leave me out of this!

No wonder I've been choking on my food these past few days with you people talking about me behind my back like this.

NinJaMoo said...

izso: Not powderful? Dun play play, powderful enuff okay! ;p and stop 'dissing' (very technical term!) women drivers!!!

danny: =Þ Don't remind me. So!!! Do we have a name for your son yet?

NinJaMoo said...

extrapale: Hahah! The more the merrier...just umm...not quite sure on where the money is coming from to 'employ' people ;p

pugly: *ROTFL*. I'm sure with the other bloggers, that's a regular occurance. My advice? Chew 21 times. Hehehe...

izso said...

Pugly : haha.. like moo said - chew carefully!

Moo : Naz just got 2 twins!! 2 months early! And Danny's son has a name already, just that I have bad memory and can't remember what it was.

NinJaMoo said...

izso: Naz had 2 twins? As in 4 babies??????!!!! & DANNY!!! What's your son's name?

Maggie said...

Izso and Moo: 2 twins = quads

Hehehe. :)