End(ish) of May Writing Update

I promised I’d update every so often on the progress of my current novel project, The Kraken and the Clock Tower. It’s been a little while since I updated, so now is the time.

Sadly, there’s not a whole lot to say right now. In fact, I imagine this will be a pretty short update. The fact is, things were going pretty well. I had an outline I was happy with, and I’d made a start on my first draft. Then the bottom sort of dropped out of everything.

So, I lost my job. I’m not saying anything else about it, but suffice to say it has never happened before, and I will do my utmost to ensure it never happens again. What it did do, in the short term, was have a huge negative impact on my confidence. Whereas before I felt ready to tackle an epic fantasy novel, I suddenly felt that it was the last thing I wanted to do.

As a result, I’ve made basically zero progress on my writing. But I’m getting back around to feeling ready. I’m going to revisit my outline over the weekend, since I’ve had some ideas over the last few days as to where it can be tightened up. Then I start writing on Monday, with the goal of getting at least the first chapter done by the end of May.

I guess my next update will be on how that goes. I hope it’s more positive than this one was.

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