So I’m writing a novel.
I’ve been writing this novel for about… four years now. I finally put aside the other five or so books I was writing concurrently so I can actually finish this one. It’s about elves. Well, it’s about the culture clash when elves and humans have to figure out how to work together to stop a hungering horde of undead abominations from destroying all sapient life, but it’s mainly about elves, because I wanted to write about elves.
Current word count: approaching 72K. Over half is probably publishable, which is encouraging.
Current writing challenge: The first page. I’ve been going back and obsessing over it so I won’t have to tell my alpha/beta readers “It gets interesting, I promise!” How much detail is too much detail? I guess I’ll find out when my readers start telling me, “Woah, slow down there. What is all this, I can’t even remember my own name” instead of “So… who is this character and what’s happening, exactly?”
Current book obsession: Just finished A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas, so I don’t have one at the moment.
Currently reading: The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley.