Tuesday, 24 June 2014

New projects

I've just put the finishing touches to my new novel, a stand alone book completely separate to my Black Rose series and I'm super proud of it I must admit!
This one is a crime/romance novel (is that even a genre?) hard to label it but it is definitely not gothic or paranormal, the idea came to me just a few weeks ago and I've been slaving away ever since. In three weeks I have 82k words for the skeletal draft, a pretty good effort I'd say and tonight I put the finishing touches to the ending. I was toying with the happy/obvious/kill everyone (joke) finish but i think i got the right dynamic. This novel is not part of a series after all and so cliffhangers most certainly aren't allowed, but I have devised a nice way of ending it that leaves the future open to interpretation by the reader which I hope will be a nice way of doing it. Perhaps during the editing phase I will leave all doubt aside and write in a quick epilogue but I will just have to wait and see what feels right.
I can't wait to get my beta readers on the go soon, then I'll know for sure if it was well received or seen as too much of a cliffhanger i suppose. I look forward to bringing my readers a new tale, a new twist on my normal writing genre but with ever the same style and passion.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Inspiration from my heroes

So, I've been reading Stephen King's, 'on writing' and wow! I can thoroughly recommend it and I've only just started! One of the first things that has really stuck - he says about having writer friends and that we never ask each other where we get our idea's from, because we all know that we just don't know! I love it, so true because so many people ask that question and it's impossible to answer