A Story About Self-Confidence: What’s In A Name?

A Story About Self-Confidence: What’s In A Name?

I wrote a 60,000-word novel called A Story About Self-Confidence: What’s In A Name?, a month~long story at Eville Medical in the Sammohini Arc of “The Story,” as inspired by NaNoWriMo in 2019. I describe the novel as progressive and provocative because it explores non-traditional topics within traditional literature. It’s not crude or overtly offensive. It covers some topics that may be sensitive but I did not intend to be problematic or controversial. I call it “Novel 01” for short.

I want to write more fiction, starting with “Novel 02” or A Story About Self-Confidence: Something About Anxiety, but writing “Novel 01” taught me that I have certain fiction-writing hurdles I need to overcome first. I’m using my time before writing “Novel 02” to plan out the novel, and figure out my lifestyle, so I can write the novel at a leisurely pace, and maybe take a brief break before moving onto “Novel 03” and beyond. I also want to make a physical release of this book and sell digital copies that might be better formatted for PDF readers. By sell, however, I mean non-exploitatively, and as a way to make writing financially viable for me.

For now, you can read it for free using the following links:

  • PDF – 1.4MB – hosted externally
  • PDF – 1.4MB – hosted on this site
  • Google Drive – includes first draft, second draft, final drafts with commentaries, along with other related materials to help aspiring writers or those interested in behind-the-scenes things.

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