Friday 15 February 2019

Too Busy to Blog?

Not really. I don't think that's ever the case. The months just slip away because I pack my days with a LOT of stuff.

Originally, I was going to spend February doing revision. But after writing a short story last month and starting to brainstorm two other ideas, I pushed the revision back to March. Well, when I say I pushed the revision back, I mean for my novel. Because I did spend quite a bit of time revising the short story. 

Actually, there was quite a bit of rewriting too because while discussing the story with hubby he pointed out something that was a bit of an issue. Something I totally missed but needed a bit of extra attention. Sometimes you're just too close to the story.

So, I wrote a new beginning and then had to smooth everything out. Not to mention follow it up with several proofreads to make sure I didn't miss anything, and make sure everything flowed.

And on Tuesday, I officially finished. 

The final word count is 11,503. That's a lot longer than I expected and is a story that's going to be hard to place in a particular market. It's too long to be considered a short story and too short to be a novella. But that's not important because this tale is the result of an idea I've had circling inside my mind for months, and I gave it the room it needed to be told.

So, what's the story about? It's about a woman enjoying the happiest day of her life, until it turns into a nightmare when the past catches up with her. The story is gory and violent, but also heartbreaking. And did I mention werewolves? Yeah.

Anyway, I'm very happy with how it turned out, and even happier that it's done. It feels good when Idea Files finally become finished stories. Plus it frees up my head for the others waiting in line. 😊

This story has dominated the last few weeks, but I've also been reading (check out all the reviews below) and watching stuff (True Detective, You, Siren, Russian Doll, Bloom). Plus, like I mentioned: brainstorming up a storm.

I started handwriting the beginning of one story and have a bunch of notes for the other. I'm looking forward to (hopefully) writing another quick draft before getting stuck into any novel revision.

Well, that's about it for now. Just wanted to post a little something.

Have a great weekend!

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