With 2015 nearly ended, I want to write an update of what I’ve been up to. I haven’t been good about posting on my blog — since I haven’t posted since mid-August.
I’ve been deep in writing my novel when I carve out time after my day job. The book (Revenge is the working title) has been shaping up very nicely. It’s easily the longest novel I’ve written (it’s more than 175,000 words). The end is in sight for the first draft, and I’m eagerly looking forward to it. Then, once the draft is done, I’ll put it to the side for a few weeks before coming back to it and editing.
The editing stage has taken me a while for other stories, and I think this one will be no different. After all, it’s long — and it has the most involved plot of any of my other books. My next-longest book, Tara & Steve, is much more straight-forward by comparison. (That novel grew out of a series of short stories.)
So please don’t think I’ve fallen off the face of the Earth. I’ve fallen into my day job and a writing project that I have adored. It’s felt incredibly good to get this far into the novel, and I’m happy with how it has progressed.
My focus on the book has caused my blog posting to suffer for the past many months. I’d like to swing by here more often in 2016, and do some writing on a much smaller scale. Not a post a day like I did in January & February 2015, but at least something more frequent than allowing four months to pass between posts.
Thanks for keeping up with my blog. I hope you had beautiful holidays, and I hope you have a wonderful New Year.