I’ve finished another one!
Earlier this week I finished writing my ninth novel – for the second time, I might add. This time I’m happy with the story and the characters, and the rewrite was well worth the effort. Most of the story has changed, and only the main characters and a couple of the support cast made the second version. It’s been an up-and-down journey, but one of the most satisfying.
This story was also different in that I wrote it ‘into the dark’. That means I didn’t plot it out, I just sat and wrote what came to me at the time. And it worked! I’ll admit I tried to plot the ending, but that was a huge failure, so I abandoned the idea and wrote the whole thing without a plan.
No announcement on Facebook?
As some of you will know, normally when I finish writing I announce it on Facebook. Not this time. I’ve previously stated that updates will be posted on my web page rather than Facebook, and I’m going to stick with that. I’m sorry that people will miss out, but I have my reasons. Facebook is supporting someone, a group of people actually, that go against almost everything I believe in. My page will stay published, but as for updates…well, I just can’t reconcile what I’ve been reading about Facebook with my values, and that’s where I’m at.
So, updates and other writerly things will be posted on my website and linked to Twitter. If you would like the more important things emailed to you, then you can use the link on the website to sign up for those.
Thank you for your time and your support – you inspire me to keep writing.