I felt like I really ditched my novel this week. I knew I wouldn’t be able to write much over the weekend as I had a lot of commitments on during the day. At night I used up all my time getting pages on my website up to scratch.
During the week there was a lot of trying to blame the cold on not writing. It’s not a valid excuse. I write in bed, with a cup of tea, nestled in a blanket. The cold should help not hinder.
I had high hopes of getting chapters 2 & 3 completed. They are both half-written. Sigh! So now my new goal is to have up to and including chapter 6 knocked out by end of May. I hope I can do it!
I also had a MASSIVE realisation about my book. So as you may already know, I began work on “Brittany & Charli” over ten years ago when I was in high school. The original story only covered the twins lives during year 10. I then came up with a second story when they begin year 11. I loved the concept for story 2, and it couldn’t happen without the events of story 1. When beginning work on B&C this year I decided to combine the two stories. I thought this would make it one epic book.
I now think I was wrong…
The book will be way too long. I considered keeping it as one story and splitting it into 2 parts. However, the parts are just too different. When I look at the outline I can clearly see it should be two books. They go perfectly together. They mirror each other, and need to be separate.
So, the big update is, drum roll please, I now have two books in the works! “Brittany & Charli: Juniors” and “Brittany & Charli: Seniors.” I am working on both blurbs now, and hopefully have them on the Books page soon.
I am jittery with excitement over this. My outline is still the same, just split into two. I can see the finish line for “Brittany & Charli: Juniors” is so much closer.
Before I split them, I couldn’t see how the book could be under 200,000 words; which is just crazy for a YA novel. Two books at 100,000 word ain’t bad, right? Right?
I’d better get back on to writing this masterpiece. Please leave a comment and let me know what else you would like to know about the book or my writing process.