I'm not sure if I'm going to finish the first draft of my fantasy novel by the end of the year, as was my intention, but I'm definitely going to come very close to my goal. I've almost finished the second part of the book and then there would be only the third part left. It's around 50K now and it's hard to believe that I've come this far. It all started many years ago with a tiny ten-chapter story that didn't come up to more than 20K and that would not let me go, though I put it behind me time and time again. It has had so many versions, drafts, revisions and rewrites but now I think it is finally shaping into what it is supposed to be - all thanks to my impromptu participation in NaNoWriMo two years ago when I discovered a giant plot hole in the story that ultimately brought from its depth the story I'm currently working on.
Monday, 14 October 2013
I've almost completed rewriting the beginning of the second part of my fantasy novel and I'm looking forward to moving onto the next part. I've been looking through what I've written so far (approx. 45K) and I'm afraid that I still have a lot of tucking in and polishing to do. I never seem to get it right. No matter how many times I rewrite the damn thing.
Monday, 16 September 2013
Well, I completely failed to meet my self-imposed deadline of finishing the first draft of my fantasy novel by the end of summer as I'm only half-way through the thing but I'm writing so that's good and that's all there is to say on the matter. I'd better get to writing before I get sidetracked again. It happens a lot these days...
Monday, 19 August 2013
I'm happy to say that I'm back to writing my fantasy novel. In fact, I've been writing for well over a fortnight now. Funnily enough my writer's block always coincides with extreme heat that hits my area, though this time around I have also been crippled by my sudden obsession with Star Trek and, especially, Captain James T. Kirk. Don't get me wrong, this obsession is still as strong as ever, however, my need to write has finally overridden my desire to watch the films and interviews with the cast over and over again and (which is much worse because once I start I can't seem to stop) read fanfics.
Monday, 15 July 2013
Monday, 8 July 2013
I'm afraid I haven't done much writing or thinking about writing this week but is it my fault that I find Star Trek irresistibly fascinating and attention stealing? I can't help it. I'm being sucked into a black hole that is fandom. I've been there before and I know for a fact how easy it is to lose myself there...
Monday, 1 July 2013
I've been rewriting the beginning of the second part of my fantasy novel and I'm reasonably happy with the result. At least for now. I also wrote a short piece of backstory for my own personal use. I find that the further I go into the story, the more I have to go back - to change, to rewrite, to cut...