For those of you that were expecting a blog from me last week, I do apologise but unforseen circumstances arose. If you follow my blog you will already know that I have entered NaNoWriMo this year, the National Novel Writing Month. During the month of November writers around the world participate in this event and try to write 50,000 words within the month.
My project this year is called Fierce Revenge. This year I have found it extremely difficult to find time to dedicate to it. I have managed to start Fierce Revenge, and I am enjoying the time I do find, but whether or not I will be able to reach 50,000 by the end of the month, remains to be seen. Looking at my current word count I feel that I may need a miracle to complete the challenge but I haven’t given up yet. I can see that for rest of this month I will be getting up even earlier than I do already, (if that’s possible), but it has to be done if I have any chance of reaching the goal of 50,000 words. If I don’t complete the challenge I will be disappointed because I have completed it for the previous five years, but it won’t be the end of the world. Whatever I manage to complete will be a very good start for Fierce Revenge.
I find starting a new project to be really exciting and I love the story that is developing in Fierce Revenge. When I do find time to write this project I don’t want to stop and I really hope that when it is complete, and when you read Fierce Revenge, you will feel the same and not want to put it down. Of course this is just the first draft that I am working on at the moment so it will be quite some time before it is published.
The next novel that I will publish will be Survival At Any Cost. It is so close to being complete but there are a couple of sections that I think need changing. I had hoped that it would be published before the end of the year, but I would have to really rush it, and that would result in it not reaching its full potential. It is far better to release it a little later than planned so that you, my readers, have a great book to read.
My debut novel, A Few Bad Boys, has exceeded my expectations and I feel a great sense of achievement. I have noticed that my writing is developing every day and I write with more confidence and conviction. Writing is like everything else, the more you do it, the better you get. A writer really needs to know their characters because if they don’t, neither will their readers. I really breathed Lucy Fratelli from A Few Bad Boys whilst I was writing it, and I am falling in love with Doctor Paul Ramsay from Fierce Revenge.
On that note I can hear Doctor Paul Ramsay calling me to guide him through the next chapter of Fierce Revenge.
Until next time – keep chasing your dreams!