Redux word count 37,771 / 60,000 (>15,771 words in a month)
Progress is being made, it’s never as much as I’d like but I’m getting closer to the end. I’ve written the final scenes after having a dream that seemed to work for the story, so now I’m filling in the second act and building up the rest of the book. I found writing non-linear works well for me, so I’m going to see how this can keep working for the future. I’m hoping this book will be finished soon, so it’s not a full year between releases and looking at how I can work quicker with book three.
I’ve now confirmed a new job in Communications and moving to York, I love York and it’s fascinating history. It’s a smaller city than I’m used to but each time I visit I like it even more. From the Shambles, to the river to the castle walls, I had also wanted to set a book in the city, so it’s a perfect base to learn more and do some research. In the end though, it took six weeks to confirm a permanent job here, which isn’t too bad going and I can’t wait to get stuck in.
I recently finished the audiobook for The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon, the narrator had a lovely melodic Irish accent and made the book enjoyable to listen to and the story is fresh and intriguing. I’ve since downloaded the second in the series and can’t wait to see where it goes.
I’ve been listening to Oprah Soul Sunday recently and as someone who enjoy’s most of the things Oprah does, the podcast is no different. Insightful interviews, deep thought and conversation is great for anyone who likes to think about the world in this way.