Have rather neglected my little blog lately. This is mostly due to LOTS of changes that have happened recently.
The first one, and possibly the biggest, is that I quit my job. I did so for a variety of reasons that I won’t go into a huge amount of detail about. Suffice it to say, I didn’t feel I could stay there any longer and politely handed in my notice. It was the single best and scariest thing I’ve ever done. I hadn’t been happy there for a while and giving my boss my resignation letter terrified me. However, I’m happier now than I’ve ever been. I feel like loads of new opportunities have opened up for me; writing and day-job wise.
The second is I’m now working on a completely new WIP. It’s called Dear Ava and, although I don’t want to say too much about the plot just now, I can say I’m completely head-over-heels for it. The idea came when I wasn’t expecting it. I was planning a completely different story (one which I’ll begin writing after I’ve finished Dear Ava) when the idea for Dear Ava kind of sneaked up on me. The first night I worked on it, I got hardly any sleep as I was so excited about developing it. Unlike Chasing Rainbows, I did practically no planning for this story. I dived straight in and have been letting the characters tell the story. I think this method works best for me as it then feels like the characters’ story rather than one I’ve tried to fit them into.
Needless to say, I’m very excited about my new WIP. I’m around 18,000 words in at the moment and hope to submit it by the end of the year. I’ll reveal the plot soon, once I’ve ironed out all the little details!