Current Word Count: 21,111
Sanity Level: 85%
Chapters Completed: 2.9/16
Character Deaths: three. 1 young child (before the story started), 1 old man (he had a full life! promise!), 1 mermaid (poor thing didn’t have a chance) 😦
I should be noveling, as I’m headed for 25k today (yes, I am insane), but my brain was demanding a break, so I thought I’d blog instead.
Currently at the tail end of Chapter Three of The Last Garden, and getting excited because in another half chapter the story’s really gonna get going! I’ve come to the conclusion that although I’ve been penning some truly atrocious prose, I’m having a hard time finding the novel’s voice, and I’m a little afraid my poor, adorably bespectacled main character is rather uninteresting, I think the actual story is worth telling, and with a lot (a heck of a lot!) of future editing/rewriting/revising, it might come to resemble something akin to a real book someday. Well, maybe. 🙂
I have also learned that I am woefully unquallified to write historical fiction. I fear I’ve been inadvertently altering Victorian history in the greater London area. But oh well. I’ll do all that research I ought to have done earlier… later. 🙂
Joanna, aka Murderer of Mermaids in Vaguely Historical Victorian London