So, hello all. I've got a conundrum to work out, and I figured I'd ask people's opinion as a sort of nudge for me to actually make a decision.
Thing is, I've got an idea for a novel. Not anything good, nothing serious and definitely nothing worth people's time, but funny. I think. Chick lit, only with more coarse jokes and sex. Porn with jokes, or something. Anywho, I can't decide what language to write it in - English or my native Norwegian.
You see, the setting for the novel is something which would undoubtedly work best in Norwegian, since it's... well, not exacltly culture specific, but this setting works differently in different countries and I only have sufficient knowledge of how it works here, not in other countries. So, the setting suggests I write this novel in Norwegian. However, Norwegian is a... difficult language. Not that it's difficult to use in everyday situations, but it has far fewer words in it than English, and, well, when I write stuff in English, it's vibrant, for lack of a better word. There's joy in my usage of the English language, and there are so many lovely words and expressions that simply lack direct equivalents in Norwegian. English is fun, and full of artistic life, and accessible to a wider audience (!).
I'm struggling to see how my Norwegian, in this particular language, could come out as anything other than vulgar, which isn't exactly what I was going for.
Any thoughts? I'd be very grateful!
Like, "Hello, I am Norwegian and this is how my life sucks" instead of "This is how my life sucks"? That sounds promising! :D
... Yeah, chick-lit. Not sure anyone's really gonna care where it's set, as long as there are jokes and men and girly panicky situations. But written in English, set in Norway seems to somehow... solve my conundrum. That's it!
Thank you all so much! Seriously, I don't see how I didn't see this myself, but it's pure genius. Thank you :) I'm going to write. Now. Thank you!!!