In the past week, I’ve heard two different people comment on my writing, and how it affected them. They both were reading different things, and their reactions were different. But it’s still strange to hear (or read, in both cases).
I had a random thought the other day. Then it popped back in my head today while I was running errands. So I let it unfold until it started to make sense.
Writing a book is almost exactly like building a website.
So yesterday I did my morning tarot reading, and one of my favorite cards came up: The Tower.
Of course, most people see The Tower as a not-so-great card. Some people see it as downright negative. Which makes sense when The Devil is all about fear and holding yourself back, and The Star is a card of healing and new hope. The Tower is the transition between the two. But instead of a smooth transition, this card signifies an explosion of enlightenment that crushes your assumptions and forces you to fall out of your ivory tower.
When you put it that way, I can see why it gets a bad rap. But it really shouldn’t.
In all the excitement and lazing about, I forgot to mention that I’ve finished ALL WILL SUFFER ME. Yay!!
I’m very happy with the story. Dailia surprised me in the end, as did a few other characters. Through all the writing and deleting and cutting and moving around, I had a lot of fun writing this story. It makes me even more excited to see what happens next.
In other news, I’ve also started working on a new story.
So after reading another author’s blog post about their work-in-progress, it occurs to me that I haven’t actually said anything about what my novel is about. Aside from the #novelaesthetics and pitch contests that I’ve participated in on Twitter, I haven’t said much about my novel or the story within.
That ends now.