I thought I'd give you all a little writing update, since I don't really talk about the things that I'm working on, only on Twitter, and even then, it's not much of an update. And since writing has been on the brain a lot recently, it only seemed natural to let you guys know what I'm doing!
I'm currently working on three different writing projects, with one nearing completion, and the other two still in the process of completing a first draft.
The book that I'm nearly finished is a non-fiction local history book that I'm working on for my local agricultural show society. I'm a committee member and we are holding our 100th annual show this year, so to mark the occasion, I'm working on a book, looking back at the past 104 of show history. I've got to have it finished by the end of the month so that it can be printed by the start of September. Its been a lot of fun, both the research and the writing, and I'm actually planning on talking about this project a little more when it's completed, so stay tuned for that.
Now onto my other two works in progress, which are a bit more traditional and don't have a deadline. I've been slowly writing these two, and I honestly need to dedicate a little more time to each so I can actually make some progress, rather than just a chapter or two every month - otherwise I'm never going to actually finish either one of them.
The first is a historical, time-traveling fantasy that I've been working on since NaNoWriMo 2015, currently titled Time Will Not Separate Us. I've currently written just over 20,000 words and I'm really enjoying where the story it going. I have a basic idea about where I want the story to go from here, but I need to develop the fantasy elements a bit more.
It started with a ring and spanned centuries.
When Mia Logue comes across a medieval ring, her life gets a little more complicated as she realises that someone who existed over 500 years ago has been searching for her, and that he’s in the 21st century. But what does he want with her?
As she comes to learn about the secrets of the ring, she journeys through her past lives in order to finally be reunited with her soul mate.
Time travel is a dangerous thing, especially when there are powerful people trying to stop you from surviving.
There's magic, a curse, time travel, a portal to the magical realm, a love story. Well, at least I hope there is going to be all these things. But I'm really happy with what I've got so far and the direction the story is going - I've just got to get all the words written down.
The second is one that I only started at the beginning of this year, mainly because I was consumed by Abbi Glines' work and in a very big new adult mood. I don't even remember how I came up with the idea for the story, just that I started writing. It's called The Game and is told in alternating perspectives. So far I have nearly 19,000, and again, I have a basic idea where the story is going - I've got an idea for a couple of scenes that I want these characters to go through - but I don't have a clue what's going to happen.
The Game is just a bit of fun, something for Pine House to do during their final year at university.
Drew wants to win again this year, but that's until Natalie moves in. Suddenly, playing the Game isn't important. And although they are drawn to one another, events in their past keep them from getting too close.
If you want to win the Game you've got to play, but is playing really worth it when there are more important prizes to be won?
Now, this book could be a tad controversial in what the 'Game' actually is, and there's an element I want to add to Natalie's backstory that could definitely be considered controversial by some people. But we will see what happens. Again, I'm happy with what I've written so far, I just need to figure out what I want these characters to do.
I don't know if it's a good or bad thing, but I'm someone who will just sit down to write and see where the story goes - it's as if my subconscious takes over and writes, and by the end of a chapter, the story has gone somewhere I wasn't expecting. It's helped me write things I hadn't though about, but then I kinda get stuck when by brain kicks back in and has no idea where to go next. This has happened in both my novels, and while it's added some interesting things to the story, it's also slowed down my writing process.
As you can see, I've linked to where you can read what I've already written for both novels. I don't know why I started uploading chapters to Tablo, but it's nice to see people reading and also favouriting the books. Definitely check them out if you're interested (just remember that it's a draft!)
Hopefully when I do my next writing update, I'll have a little more to tell you all and have some real progress to show. Most of my updates are posted on Twitter, so if you follow me there (and even on Snapchat), you'll be able to see what I'm doing.
Also, stay tuned for a post (probably a video) about my local history book, which will probably be up in mid-September. In short, I can tell you that it's been a really fun and interesting process and I can't wait to share it with you!
See You Soon!