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!
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