Firstly I just want to say how I’m sorry I am for my erratic blog schedule in the last few weeks! Summer and being on holiday has brought up a lot of hurdles for me, and I promise after this week everything should be going straight back to normal. I’m away for the bank holiday weekend, which means it’s unlikely I’ll be able to post on Saturday; however, with everything resuming as normal next week, this means there will be the usual two posts a week on Tuesday and Saturday.
Now onto the main part of my post! I wanted to do another progress report, simply to share how things are getting along both in my reading and writing.
I haven’t been reading as much as I’d like to recently, which is annoying. I still have a lot of books I want to get through and not enough time it seems! There’s quite a few books I still have to read which are a part of my university course, and also a few I want to read purely for my own pleasure. In this next month I really want to get that list down, seeing as when I move to university I have no idea how much that will consume my ability to read outside of my course.
In regards to writing, I’m still working on my project I shared with you all in my Lucky Number Seven post. At the moment the word count is hovering just below 20,000, and I’m starting to get to the real crux of the plot. Prior to this it has been mostly about world building and setting the basis for the main plot, so it’s exciting to be getting into the real heart of the story! I’m really liking my protagonist, Lake, and I love the world I’ve created.
I’m not really planning this project to be honest. Most of what I write is either thought about minutes before I sit down to write or created as I’m writing. Apart from the start, there has been very little outlining in my process. I think the start was the hardest thing to get through, but now I’m past that it’s become much easier for me to simply sit down and write again, which I love.
I’m currently reading The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, and I hope to finish that today since it’s such a short novel. I would like to do a chapter on Erase at some point today, but I’m not sure where I’ll fit that in seeing as I’m meant to be leaving for my holiday in a couple of hours. Either way, I’m sure you’ll be hearing more from me, and the progress I’m making both in my reading and writing soon!
What are you reading and/or working on?