I finished writing the first draft of my novel in the beginning of January and that feeling was so exciting and amazing but at the same time very daunting. Like, will people actually like it? Sometimes I would feel so positive about it; people might actually like this, it might be somewhat okay… Then the next day I would be working on it, thinking to myself: this is actually really awful, how can I even call this a novel?! There’s no way this will ever get published! My writing style is so bizarre. The thought of people actually reading it is very scary.
Anyway, through all of this, I finished my first draft and since then I have been working on my first edit because I knew there were a few major things I need to smooth over before there was any point in anyone test reading it.
So, I’m wrapping up my first edit and after that I will be passing it along to beta readers – the people who expressed interest before, I hope you’re still interested and I will get in touch very soon! If anybody else is interested in being a beta reader for my novel, please let me know in the comments below!
Here is a post I wrote which gives an outline as to what my novel is about (without giving too much away) for you to see if you would be interested.
In the meantime I wanted to share a very wee snippet of the novel to give my blog readers a sneak peak.
Our places in the world were so far removed from one another; we couldn’t possibly hold on to our innocent and naïve friendship. Children see beyond the complicated boundaries and expectations of society but as we grew up it became harder to retain the simplicity in our friendship.
Looking at him now I could still see that vulnerable little boy lurking inside of him. Yes, he had carefully built an exterior of powerful, immovable walls; ensuring that no one else could see that boy. I could though, I could see him. Perhaps it was easier for me because I hadn’t seen him become a man, the man I see now.
Thanks for reading, let me know what you think!