After pondering for years, I have decided to begin writing my own novel. Writing a book has always been a goal of mine, but the work involved in writing has been the barrier preventing me from doing it. I decided to begin writing my novel in small chunks and perhaps be finished with it in the next year or so. Any advice on writing a novel? Right now I am creating an outline of the book and brainstorming ideas. The premise revolves around the rise and fall of a typical American family through a series of generations ranging from 2023-3000 AD. The United States government will collapse in the 21st century due to growing debt and instability that city states will be the only form of government in the country. I intend to write about how one family finds itself in trouble during those times, but also fortune from the right decisions made by the previous generation. They will experience setbacks and success. Right now I am outlining how to structure each chapter. Any ideas or advice would be a great help.