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A year of novel writing: Lynn Allison
One year later, after I had written my novel, I took stock of what I had achieved - which seemed very little. Do you think it would always sound like a slap? What do authors of novels need to know? As an orientation I turned to authors of novels, whose previews in One Year In: Write the novel. Today's writer is Allison Lynn, writer of Now You See It and The Exiles.
Okay, Alison, how long did it take you to finish your latest novel, The Exiled? People in exile came out nine years after my first novel - and I would say I have worked seriously on it for about six of those nine years. I want to say that my apology is the enormous amount of work I did at the same one.
I have understood that every author has a naturally tempo and processes that cannot be changed entirely - and my processes involve many, many designs and full outdates. An important point in The Exiles only came to my mind when I had worked on the script for three years. It would have been much softer.
I would have been quicker to write the script in a perfectly good environment where livelihood wasn't an obstacle. I can' t think of finishing a novel in less than two years. Did you work on the novel alone during this period? As far as my fictions are concerned, I only work on one single work.
Which was the slowness and frustration of the typing part? I' m doing this thing where I decided every 12-18 month that the script is done. Until I sober up, they have for me jotted down most of the information, "It's not done. Eventually I had enough paperwork, but I spend my day worrying about my rental and nappy bill.
Why did you want to continue composing the novel over such a long period of it? As most other folks who don't try to compose fiction do, why not just go away and take in the fun? There was a second - when I entered the work, each of my works - when I was sure that my novel was well deserved to be written, that it was feasible, that it was well deserving of so much of my own and my own being.
That thing, that thing that made you write that script? Some general advices for those of us involved in these shabby, slow-growing fiction? Helping to know that fiction shouldn't be quick or simple. Everyone has a tempo for novelists, and each of the books has its own itinerary.