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I have, a legal thriller.

I've had the plot in my head for years, spent a lot of time thinking about characters, but I just can't do it. Made different outlines, discussed it with friends of a literary bent (who agree it's a great plot), started it a dozen times, it just goes nowhere. I know how the book begins and how it ends, but filling the pages in between with stuff that people would actually be interested in reading is beyond me.

I was an English major in college, wrote a short story in creative writing that floored everyone, but it looks like that one story is all I've got (okay, maybe I've got two or three good stories in me).

I am in awe of anyone who could write even a third-rate novel, if I could write even a third-rate novel it would be the highlight of my life. I can't begin to comprehend writing a first-rate novel, the talent those people have is mind-staggering.

Writing something that people will PAY TO READ is a tremendous accomplishment. I figure when I retire (hopefully young), I will devote all my time for 15 years to writing a novel that, in my wildest hopes, will be considered mediocre, and if I can accomplish that I'll be the happiest of men.
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