Novel Writing 11: A New Story Takes Shape.
And so it rolls on.
I’m now 20,000 words into my third novel – and that number feels like its come out of nowhere. About ten months ago, I started writing my first novel proper, after much preparation. I ran quite hard to complete the first draft for each of the two novels within a few months each, and then did some intense refining to allow them to get into beta reading fairly quickly.
Now I’m well into the third novel, I’m finding it’s taking on a life of its own, just like the previous stories. Each novel had a rhythm to it, which sets it apart from the last. I’m glad that I’ve taken time to plan each novel in a different style as well, since they’ve all needed their own tweaks in terms of story and character development.
For now, it’s back to writing for me, as I aim to keep this writing train on track.