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It's been a while since I've been on here.
I just wanted some expert opinion really. I have finished a nanowrimo novel previously and started novels but never finished them or half finished I guess. I've had this one idea in my head for years. I have had some attempts at writing it but I want to do this idea justice as I guess I've fallen for it.
My question is should I start writing this novel? Or should I carry on writing short stories and get to some level or skill or whatever first?
I've been writing on and off for years. I completed a short story course through Writing Magazine and I've wanted to be a writer since I knew that they existed. But as I've got older I've written less and I'm concerned my writing isn't up to scratch. I have written 2 and a bit stories lately but haven't re-written properly yet but will do soon.
I think I'm just concerned or afraid I suposse that my writing is not good enough to write a novel. I am going to plan a bit (not too much or I won't write it most probablly through over planning).
I am well read on how to write etc so just need advice on whether or not to write a novel? I'm 24