I just looked at the date from my last post and I am quite shocked to see that a whole year has passed since my last post.
Actually, not really.
You see this thing called Graduation happened, followed by Real World, both of which I was woefully unprepared for . . . at least as far as trying to be a writer goes.
So I actually didn’t drop off the face of the earth last year . . . I was just frustratingly lost in the real world. You know, trying to find a real job (but why can’t I just write and think for a living- some people do!).
I did very little writing the past year, unfortunately, though I did manage a lot of reading. There was, however, a period of three months when I attempted to do a drastic overhaul of my first book. Eventually I gave up and decided my original was better (go figure). I feel like Edison working backwards . . . Finding something that works and then finding 1000 ways not to make a light bulb. Argh.
The important thing is that I am back now and things have settled down enough that I can write again. I feel like a winner all around.
So what am I writing now, you might ask? I’m finally writing my third book! Yay. This book has only been stuck in my head for four years, but most of that was in the form of vague ideas and a jumble of notes. I had simply no idea how to put it down on paper.
After a few weeks of seriously straightening the storyline out, I am finally ready to write again. This third book is probably going to be the longest in the series and will be able to finish everything off if it goes as planned (ah-hmmm). In it, I will be dealing with some interesting things, including a switch in point of view halfway through as another of my primary characters begins to tell the story from his own perspective. This is understandably challenging, because I’ve been in Castella’s head throughout the story. But it’s exciting always exciting to try something new.
So far I'm roughly half way through my first draft. Because of the scope of this project, I don't expect to be finished with even the first draft for at least another couple months, but I will keep plugging away.
So there you have it. I’m still alive and still writing.