WIP Announcement and Progress #1

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Hey guys! I thought I’d launch a WIP announcement post (although I have a lot of works in progress right now). This one is one I’ve been working on for roughly a year now, and I thought this would be a great opportunity to go over what I have ready.

As you probably know if you read my NaNoWriMo introduction and contributions for this year – I’m writing a book of short stories! I aim to have it published and released before the end of next year, alongside some other projects that I will announce soon!

The book is a pet project of mine that has basically started up since I did last November’s short story challenge. Some of the short stories from that has made their way into this book, as did two others from the February challenge. All short story posts that go here are on a first draft basis, which then I take to improve on a while afterwards. I’ve had to do a lot of shifting around, as some of the stories I’ve had I’ve either no longer liked or had trouble writing. One of the stories is almost entirely going to be reworked from the original.

Altogether (as of October 2020) across 12 stories so far I have 12,943 words. Most of the stories are at a second draft level. Right now, though, I’m in a bit of a rut with my storytelling, because I admittedly wasn’t the brightest at school, had difficulty with English Literature as a subject (blame Shakespeare), and I tend to be a bit simplified when it comes to my writing style. So that’s something I’m continuously improving on as I go along, and trying to find the voice to fit the story. It’s much harder than it looks, guys!

I already have a book cover designed, ready to be commissioned when the time comes. This also means that I have a name for the book. But I might leave that announcement for a later time.

This leads me onto why I haven’t taken any full-month challenges in a while, considering I’ve had the time. The main answer is because I upload almost every day anyway, so there’s no need for me to try and fill the gaps. And I would do with short stories, but I’ve wanted to leave ideas for my book, rather than the blog. I did want to do a writing challenge for November, though.

The short stories are going to be a variety of genres, and that’s all I can really say!

You’re going to see a completely different announcement very soon, I just need to fine-tune everything and we’ll be good to go!

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