I know, I know. I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus with this blog. And it’s not cause I’ve been lazy with my writing or anything like that… I’ve actually been working on a novel that I’ve been meaning to write for close to erm… four years now. The idea came to me when I was chilling in my apartment in Japan. I sketched the whole concept out in a notebook and then forgot all about it (and the rest of my God forsaken dreams). But that was then, and this is now. And I’m proud to say that the novel is… DONE!
It’s astrology fantasy – not sure if there’s such a thing, but I’m calling it that. It’s the second fantasy book I’ve completed. It’s around 32,000 words and I’ve submitted it to the editors who are currently looking through it. I’m still working on the blurb, but my brain is tired and hopefully it’ll all come together soon.
I haven’t written anything ‘creative’ in YEARS so I surprised both myself and the people around me with the sudden way the words flowed out of me. I’d start writing around 10pm each day and finish up at 3am. I’d sleep, wake up, and spend the day at the library doing research for my book.
Believe it or not, we fantasy writers don’t make things up out of thin air. Everything comes from something.
My body clock is a bit off right now, but it’ll readjust once I’m back into the swing of things. Whatever that means…
The past few months have been a bit of a whirlwind. I’m in between countries, in between jobs, in between lives and in between well… just about everything. After leading a very very structured and responsible life for close to four years, my world is in chaos.
I can’t say the past couple of months have been easy, but I’m not looking back either.
As a treat to celebrate the completion of my novel, I got a shiatsu massage and then went for a sushi dinner. Can’t believe I’m homesick for a place that isn’t my home.
Till next time… Stay creative.