Technically, this isn’t the start of my journey. This is actually something I’ve been building up to all my life.
But this is certainly the beginning of the biggest chapter: finally putting my fiction out there for the pleasure (hopefully) of avid readers such as yourself.
In fact, perhaps it’s better to think of everything I’ve done so far – the finished and unfinished novels, the frantically scribbled story ideas, the hours lost imagining the make believe adventures in my head being immortalised on a printed page (or e-reader. The choice is yours) – as the backstory. This is the Inciting Incident, as we authors say: announcing my first novel. Okay, novella.
Wandless is finished, and an alpha version has been read by a few friends in the middle of last year. I’ve a few things left to tweak based on the great feedback they gave, but the book is 80% done with the final, final version due to be completed in the next week or so. After that, it’s other fun stuff like finalising the cover (already did a photoshoot back in November) and formatting the book for both print and ebook.
You’ll be able to get your hands on it this March (exact date TBC), and I’ll be posting samples here in the lead-up and might even have some fun freebies to whet the whistles of anyone who signs up to my mailing list.
I’ll be posting updates here and at my Facebook page, so keep your eyes/browsers peeled in the weeks to come.
Thank you so much for joining me for this adventure. It’s going to be one heck of a journey.