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For the past 10 years I've been trying to write a novel. I have the story, characters, and plot all figured out.  I made a synopsis with the content of all chapters.  I have a file describing the life of each character, a plan of apartments, the village and working place.  Up to here, all is good.  But somehow, I can't seem to write it.  I have the time, space, motivation but I lack the skill. Although I love reading and writing, I am obviously not a writer. I can't find the appropriate words to set the right tone, to translate what's in my head so I can share it with others.  I've tried in English and in French, writing a rough copy or looking up each word in a thesaurus, writing in the morning or late at night, writing groups, writing courses, writing tip books, nothing seems to work.  I must have rewrote the first five pages of Chapter 1 a thousand times.  One would think one would get discouraged, yet against all odds I persevere.  I cannot get this project out of my mind. For an unexplainable reason, I still believe this is possible and even that it might get published if I finish it. I guess even though I am not a writer, I have a story that I really want to share with the rest of the world. Strange. I wish I had the same motivation to learn plumbing or mechanics! lol

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