Tuesday, 22 September 2015

I'm still here... Are you?

Hello! It’s been so long. Is anyone still out there? Well, this could get awkward… Me talking to myself…

Sorry it’s been so long since my last post, but I have a good reason. I’ve been spending every moment I can on my next book. It’s a YA fantasy (again, although epic fantasy this time) and it’s been all consuming. But the good news is I’ve finished! Huzzah!

I started my new novel during Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month) as a side project, something to work on while I was querying agents with my other manuscript. Then something happened. I couldn’t get the story, characters or world out of my head. So I dove in headfirst, dedicating my spare time to getting the story right, pummeling the pages (and keyboard) until those words were something worth reading, enjoying, loving.

I then spent six months workshopping and rewriting and editing and (mostly) banging my head against the wall. But now it’s ready. Ready to be sent out into the world! Well, the world of agents, that is. :)

And it’s a scary moment, but thrilling. It’s the time when I obsess over whether it’s good enough. Whether the story will sink or swim. Whether the last year of writing will be worth it. I think it is, but only time (and agents) will tell.

So wish me luck friends! Back into the querying trenches I go!

So many pages!

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