I' have always had so much "stuff" running around in my head that I thought if I could put it down on paper, it would make a great novel. Much easier said than done. What plays out in my head is hilarious, but getting that down on paper is the trick. Until I started this journey, I was unaware of the proper word count for sentences, pages or books. I let my son read the first chapter. "You need character development." Rewrite!