Monday, 29 September 2014

Back into the maelstrom

It's been a little while since I posted. The Tainted Crown is up and running on Kindle exclusively now, so it's also available on Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Lending Library. If you're a member, check it out for free! :-) I also have some promotions coming up in October, which I'll let you know about nearer to the time.

Life has become busy once more, hence my absence! I've been working on some art, a new website and various other things. Mainly (you may or may not know that I'm a student teacher) my fourth and final academic year of training has begun and so back into the maelstrom I go (willingly and unstressed at this point, that may will change)!

It means that I probably won't have much time for writing fiction over the coming three months as I'll be busy writing lesson plans (and other stuff) instead. I'm intrigued to know just how many words I actually write each week on teaching related stuff... It's probably immense! (No, I'm not sad enough to sit down and work that out though, haha.)

I am keeping my little toe dipped in the pool of writing though, so to speak. My writer buddies and I complete a monthly prompt, so I'll be writing about 1,500 words a month for that. I've found it to be such a refreshing change. Every month is different, and there's no constraints on genre, style, or anything, really. So far I've done Sci-fi and thriller and had a lot of fun! Definitely genres I want to write in in the future. ;-)

I hope that I can also write other things too. Will try to squeeze in whatever I can! Books of Caledan #2 is up to the 25% mark in any case, so a good start has been made. I'm just mulling over some key issues - after plotting the entire thing in detail, some big things may be changing. I think I've let the characters run amok with the story just a little bit too far. The little dears need to be reigned in!

I also have plenty of other book ideas that I'm recording. Definitely books for the future! At least 3 so far - a humorous fantasy, a thriller (based on a writing prompt I really enjoyed), another thriller (Dan Brown meets Indiana Jones-esque?), and a further book whose genre I'm unclear on as yet.

Just need infinite amounts of time, motivation and tea to be able to labour away at them! Who knows if and when that will happen haha. But, it's important to record the ideas so they're not forgotten! I do that on a note app on my phone (as it's always with me) - do you do this? If so, how do you record your ideas? Good old fashioned pen and paper, or a high tech approach?

Anyway, enough rambling for now. I hope you're all well~ Let me know how your own writing is going! :-)

~ Meg


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    1. Yeah, hopefully good interesting, not bad interesting! xD What have you got coming up this Autumn/Winter - are you doing NaNo?