Since December 2017, I have been posting updates on the progress of the fantasy novel I’m writing, called The Secrets The Dead Keep! While I was forced to have a hiatus from this and my book reviews for the past six months due to university commitments, I have now completed my degree and can return to blogging! From now on, you can expect weekly posts – one every Wednesday – which will include book reviews, quarterly writing updates (rather than monthly ones, like I did last year), and occasionally some other bits and pieces too.
Most of the writing I have done over the past six months has been uni-related – essays and my dissertation – but I have managed to do some work on my novel.
At the end of last year, I got some feedback on my first two chapters, and as a result I’ve been reworking the beginning of my novel. Even after several different attempts at rewriting my first scene, I am not yet completely happy with my novel’s beginning, but I definitely feel like it’s going in the right direction.
I’ve also been reconsidering some of the larger aspects of my book, such as the characters, the world, and the themes. This is likely going to result in a lot of big changes, but to be honest, this is something that I’m happy about. I’m excited about rethinking the slightly juvenile ideas I had when I was 16, and making them into something I want to write about now. I’m looking forward to overhauling the plot into something more thought-through and consistent. And I can’t wait to bring it all together into something full of meaning and style, that I can truly be proud of.
So, that’s what’s happening with my novel at the moment! How’re your writing projects going? Let me know in the comments!