So, I've started to write something of a novel of sorts. Already 60 pages too. For anyone interested in reading it and commenting/critisizing it, the link is on the bottom of this post. I welcome any and all input!
Present tense instead of past tense
Although I am writing it in the present tense, even though it is not widely regarded as the proper way to write fiction, I am hoping that it gives a better perspective on the introverted thinking protagonist.
I tried writing it in past tense, but felt I couldn't get the essence of the protagonist across that way.
Although I started to write this story as a prologue to a larger story, I found the story did not develop as nicely as I wanted it to, without starting the main plot line. So I'm already heading towards that as we speak. Still, I find all the scenes written at the moment to be important for the reader to develop a bond with the characters and understand their personalities.
Here's a link for those interested.