I get so focused on writing that I forget to see what else is going on. There’s a ton of great blogs out there, and I don’t read them as much as I should (if you’re reading mine, you have my deepest thanks).
So I was doing some catching up, and found the following:
And as for me, well, I’ve spent the last three days reading over my first novel, book one in the Spell Carriers series, a fantasy epic. I am so pleased that it is not terrible! My writing has evolved, for sure, but it still flows, and holds me in a way that surprises me- to not be able to put down a book that I wrote? What is this fresh narcissism? I genuinely enjoy it, and am really relieved to see that it holds up against my newer works.
And it’s the first time I’ve read it in my new program, Scrivener. I had to teach it all the new words, all the new names. And that first time I right click a name and say “learn spelling” is rather magical; for I can see into the future of the characters, and know what a journey they have to come, and it’s wonderful.
Characters I introduce in book one go on to have major parts in book two, and to see their conception, when I didn’t even know how great they would become, leaves me glowing.
So yes, reviewing, and removing one’s head from the sand. I will try and do this more; there’s a lot of great stuff being posted about this great and mad endeavour of writing.
Thanks for reading.