Awakening is up and selling well. The seemingly massive goal I set myself last year—of writing a novel in 12 months—is done. I say, seemingly massive, as The Arrival took me 18 months to write. But for a first time novelist *grin* I don’t think that’s too bad. I’m very proud of Awakening and I know, absolutely, that it’s better than The Arrival, but then that’s me as the author speaking and every subsequent novel really should be an improvement in some way or another.
Starting on the third installment of the trilogy, Feel the Burn, is exciting and scary. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve had the basic plot mapped out since day one, so it’s sorting out how to get the characters to those plot points. But that’s just the major points; the minor points are building themselves in my mind at the moment and drawing themselves into the major points. It really does feel like I’m weaving some large and elaborate tapestry, where, if I get a thread wrong the whole thing will fall to pieces. The plotting is very exciting and has me watching a fair few documentaries on various subjects *lol* I can’t wait to start the actual writing though, I may even start tomorrow! Here’s a pic of my current inspiration on my corkboard at home. I hope your New Year’s went well and for all those reading Awakening, I hope you’re enjoying it!
Take care all!
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