Well I've done it, this round of edits is complete and I have sent The Hunter's Companion off to my beta reader. I am surprisingly nervous. I have sent a list of questions to her of things I would like her to check for, consistency, readability, if it's interesting (oh God, please let it be interesting), how well the two story lines (1645 &2013) mesh together. It came in at just over 104,000 words - too long for a YA novel? I don't know. I don't know anything anymore! I'm going to step away from this book until such time that I have some feedback - so on to my new venture.
I've decided to try my hand at some M/M as this is a genre I have been reading loads lately. I'm going to be resurrecting two characters from a novel I started just after my dad died. Although that novel was never finished, I think it was more therapy for me writing the bits I did, I still love the characters. James and Tom are a steadfast couple in Journey but I want to write about how they first met. The anxieties and troubles affecting them, especially James. I am so excited to be writing this book and I am really glad I get a chance to start before school (therefore work) starts in couple of weeks. AND - I'm even going to do some planning (I'll just wait while my beta picks herself up from the floor), yep planning, not my strong point but I want to be able to sit and write knowing where this story is going and pretty much