There is just one problem with this though, I have been having the hardest time getting this out of me. Oh sure I'm able to write a whole lot, that's hardly ever a problem for me, but I am dealing with something new. I'm writing from the perspective of a girl who is nothing like me while giving her friends that are nothing like me (or at least not enough for me to notice) and putting her in a life that is nothing like mine. I think for the first time in my writing life I have actually been handed a genuine challenge. I don't mind the challenge, but that does not mean that I don't worry just a bit about where this will eventually go (if it goes anywhere). So to get it out in the open here are some things I'm dealing with in this novel.
1. Popular Crowd
My main character and her friends are all a part of the popular crowd, which is the way it needs to be for me to tell the story the way I plan on telling it. However, as someone who has never been all that popular, there are a lot of things that I am unsure of, so I'm having to go based on life experiences and what I've learned from other sources of media. So not a bad thing, but not familiar either.
My main character is a dancer, a talent I do not possess. Which means lots of research for me.
3. Mental Illness
I'm not quite sure how, but I want to really explore some themes of mental illness in this story, which, again, means lots of research for me.
There are obviously a lot more things that I have to figure out in my novel, but those three are the ones that honestly worry me the most about getting right.
I guess I just have to have faith!
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