Writer’s Tag: What Am I Working On?

It isn’t often I take part in tagged posts – but I was really pleased to be tagged by the oh so talented Icy Sedgwick – who is enviably talented as both a writer and crafter – to talk about what I’m working on!

Here’s the thing, I’m a little ‘cards close to the chest’ about my work; only the very closest people to me know much about my fiction work BUT, as I am intending to take an extended blog break in July, to work some serious magic on my novel, I thought I’d divulge a little bit!  So thank you Icy for the tag….here we go!

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1. What Am I Working On?

Well, I’m still mostly working on feeling comfortable in calling myself a ‘writer’, but I have had a half-draft stashed away since my London days, based on a story that I am simply compelled to write.  It’s a piece of historical fiction, set in 1930s Berlin, 1933 to be exact, a story of love and tragedy set against the backdrop of the Nazi uprising.  A huge task in hand, I know, but it’s just something that needs to be written!  The most I’ve ever shown anyone is the first page, read out to my old writer’s club in London – it’s become The Precious to my Gollum – which really needs to change!

2. How Does My Work Differ From Others In Its Genre?

This is such a subjective question to answer at the moment as I’m the only one who has read any of it.  I am toying with writing on a multiple character platform, which is going to be challenging but, I feel, could also be the best way of telling the story.  I love reading stories that take the readers one step deeper, I think it would be exciting to read three perspectives, whilst getting to grips with each character’s motives.  I want my readers to really see all sides of each character, the good and the bad.

3. Why Do I Write What I Do?

I’m often asked this, but I can only really say ‘I Write Because I Can’t Not’.  I love everything that I do in the creative spectrum whether it’s crafting, baking, DIY-ing, but nothing quite centres me as writing does, I believe it is what I was born to do.

4. How Does My Writing Process Work?

You’ll be unsurprised to hear that I have a renegade approach to writing.  I don’t tend to write in any particular order.  When I have an idea, I tend to write in a random order, depending on what I’m inspired to write and then fit around it.

With my ‘Big Novel’, I had a brainstorming wall up in my flat in London with lots of images and quotes – it was a great way of piecing bits together and I’m tempted to try and put one up in this house too, the constant visual reminder kept me going!

Well that’s about all I can part with right now! My new brand The Gothic Librarian, will hopefully be a chance for me to showcase some of my fiction writing – so if you’re interested, keep it here for more info coming soon!

Other than that – I hope to catch you on a book tour one day! 😉

Stay Peachy x

12 thoughts on “Writer’s Tag: What Am I Working On?

    1. emma@missberrys.co.uk Post author

      Thanks Emma – I’m a little nervous but it’s definitely time to get it out there I think! x

  1. Caroline

    I wish I could write. I struggle with my blog sometimes. I can’t imagine writing a novel, I don’t have the creativity for that.

    Can’t wait to read what you write.

    1. emma@missberrys.co.uk Post author

      Thanks Caroline! Fiction writing is definitely where my heart lies – though my blogging is really important! It’s just forcing myself into the mindset! x

  2. Laura

    Yehaw! This is so exciting! I will most definitely be first in kine to read this when you’re done! 😀 Good time ahead for you my friend! Also…are you taking part in NaNoWriMo this year?

    1. emma@missberrys.co.uk Post author

      YAY! Thanks my lovely – I’m excited/nervous, but it’s time I stopped procrastinating and got on with it! x

  3. Fiona

    Exciting! Good luck, I can’t wait to read it. Such an interesting period to write about. I love history and read a lot of historical fiction, sounds right up my street :-)

    1. emma@missberrys.co.uk Post author

      Thanks Fiona – hopefully you’ll be able to read it sooner rather than later! I have such an affiliation with that time and I do find it so interesting, especially as it wasn’t really THAT long ago! x

  4. Leslie

    That sounds fun. Good luck. I struggle with my blog sometimes so I can only imagine how writing a book could be. How cool! I hope you have a peachy Wednesday!


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