5 Year Writing Goal: November update
I’m taking part in Misha and Beth’s Five Year Project and my five-year goal is to write a novel and get it published.
My quest for an agent for my historical novel, The Reluctant Scribe, continues. I’ve written to eight so far, with six polite rejections and two still pending.
In the meantime, I’m moving on with my next novel. It’s completely different in tone and style. This time it’s a fast-paced, sci-fi adventure, written in the first person, present tense, and aimed at the young adult reader.
So I’ve moved from the past and into the future!
The first draft will be completed by the end of NaNoWriMo. Then comes the hard part. Revising and editing and turning the messy draft into something you can actually call a novel.
It’s provisionally called The Quantum Circle. But since the story has deviated from my original plan, and now involves neither quantums nor circles, I’m going to have to think of a better title.
- Currently I’m working on a booklet about blisters.
- And still need to finish off last year’s NaNo project; a non-fiction book on walking the English coast, aimed at newcomers to the world of long-distance walking.
Both of these I will self-publish and promote via my walking blog at coastalwalker.co.uk, which is up for an award!
If you haven’t done it already, why don’t you pop over for a visit and, perhaps, VOTE FOR ME?