As I mentioned on Twitter the other day, I finished a draft of a new novel.
It’s only a rough draft of what was once a short story that was trying to do too much and now may well be a novel that’s doing *just* enough.
At the beginning of the year, I took part in the Crystal Lake Mentorship programme (which was fantastic!) and I got a lot of great notes on this particular story from none other than Stephanie Wytovich.
The most important of which was slowing way the hell down and exploring the things I was writing.
However, as I was writing another novel at the time it took a few months to gear up to writing this one but — checks notes — around mid May according to my file dates I started trying to flesh out the story in earnest.
Overall, I’m really happy with the result but it’s very different from what I thought I’d have. It began as a retelling of the Pied Piper and then just veered far off the beaten track with new characters, locations, and monsters appearing throughout.
So I have a LOT of rewriting and restructuring to do but I’m suuuper happy with the idea and the characters and world have a lot of fire and energy.
Side note, I haven’t done anything on this site in months, so maybe I need to revamp things a little. New picture maybe.