In this crazy world of ours, it's hard to concentrate on the good stuff like books and being creative. Today, for example, it's Saturday and I should be hard at work on Book 3 and yet I keep checking the news to see the latest on Trump in hospital. None of what we are experiencing every day is helpful to being creative.
Still, I am making progress on Book 3 after a long time of going nowhere. I spent a weekend pulling everything apart, threw out 40k of words and got back on track. Painful but the right thing to do.
I should really put a sign up above my desk that says 'If you have writer's block, you have gone wrong in the story.'
A FOOL'S HOPE is up on Netgalley for reviewers in the UK and people are reading it. This is a terrifying thought. I know we write books for people to read so why be scared? It's this point where the 'what if it's crap' haunts me.
Luckily, the first review was very good.
First of all, I'm amazed anyone would go to that trouble to show off my book. Butthen I read "I have to admit I enjoyed reading A Fool’s Hope even more than its predecessor We Are the Dead." And, just like that all was well in the world.
Lily also said "So far -and I expect it to stay this way- this is my most favourite book I have read in 2020. And this series is on the best way to turn into one of my absolute favourites." Whoo hoo.
You can read the full review at the link below.
I've also been doing quite a bit of drawing. I toyed with doing Inktober this year — a drawing a day for the month but the first one I did got out of control very quickly and I can't afford the time suck to do more!
I'm really happy with how it's turned out though. No doubt I'll do more of this cheerful chap as the weeks go on.
That's all for now — take care, stay safe. Love is all.