For my 20 time project I am writing a book about a solder who leaves his poor uncle and aunt on their farm in angry argument and runs away to join the army who then finds himself in some very wild places doing some very crazy and sad things that will haunt him for the rest of his life. Over the course of many years he finds that leaving the farm was the a decision he will come to regret. I have a lot of ideas that I would like to include in my book, but unfortunately most of them sound better in my head than on paper. I have some good ideas on the adventures of the main character Francisco and the many men he meets. I also want to add a fell of sadness to the book to specify the horrors of war and what it can do to men and the people that are affected by it. I also want to show that the army is not always the best way out when there is no where else to turn.
My goal for the book is to be at least 1000 pages long with vivid detail of everything that paints a picture of what any character is going through at the time. i kinda want to be like Dickens and explain thing with way to much details, but not go as far as three pages for one door knob. I have started writing some of the book and I am on page 12, but I do not like the way the book sounds right now, so I may start over or can try to fix the way it sounds now or I just may start over and write a new beginning to the story. I'm really liking my project and I really want to write more than 1000 pages, because it is easy to reach a goal, but it is harder to exceed a goal. However so far I really like my project and I am excited to reach my goal.
Lastly when I am done with my project I want to get it published, so I have a hard copy of the book, not just the work on loose leaf. Getting the book published will be a project within itself, but Hopefully I can find a publisher that will publish my book. However first I have to finish the book, which I will, and it will be a great masterpiece. This will not be east project, but I am excited about it and will get it done and if I need some help, I can always ask my mentor who was in the army for 22 years and can always help if i am in need of it, but hopefully I won't need any help!