Hi, everyone! *waves excitedly*
This is an update on what's been happening lately and what to expect from me in the coming months. As you can see, the blog's transition into an author blog is almost complete! This is so exciting for me because I've been wanting to do this since last year, but life got in the way.
My debut novel, WITH ME, will be released around the end of October. There will be a cover and a blurb coming very soon, I promise! I'm doing revisions at the moment and, once I'm done, my beautiful, wonderful critique partners will do edits for me.
Let me tell you a bit about how WITH ME came into being. First off, I used to be a huge procrastinator. It took me nine months to write one novel. I could not bring myself to write more than 6000-7000 words in a week, and I always wanted to write so much more. I'd hear about all these authors who'd write a novel in a month, or a week, and I wanted to be like that.
The idea for WITH ME came to me while I was watching that movie 'Drive Me Crazy'. You know the one? It happened to be on TV one night, and it got me thinking. The next day, I dropped everything I was doing and began WITH ME. I had a vague plot and some side characters, but what really stood out to me were the two main characters, Ashton and Luca.
From there, I wrote WITH ME in 4 and a half weeks. I learnt a lot in that short amount of time. I learnt discipline, how to push myself, and how to make time to write every day. Writing that story changed me as a writer. I'm not saying I'm going to churn out another story in a month, but I've picked up some valuable skills in order to be more productive.
Now, the next order of business is going to affect how soon my second book is released. NaNoWriMo. I have never taken part, but this year I'm going to join up. I feel like this is something I can really achieve now, and it would be fabulous to have another finished novel. So, for NaNoWriMo, I will be writing the first draft of FALLING FOR HADIE, which is the second book in the 'With Me' series.
Due to NaNoWriMo, I will have to push back the release date for RUNAWAY MORTAL to the end of January, so I have enough time to edit it properly and get my cover done etc. When I know more, I will let you know.
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Have a great weekend, everyone!
P.S. Apologies for the long, rambly post!