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15 August 2020

 Song mood: Melt With You by Modern English.


I started writing the second book.  I tried out the second person POV and liked it.  I know who is narrating the story.  So I spun out a thousand words easily.  I probably could have continued, but decided to go on a walk.  I decided to do double steps.  Now I just need to brainstorm what the rest of the story will be and do a quick outline.  I think this will go a little quicker than the previous story.

What I do know is that I must make myself write, even if I just write a thousand words at a time.


I’m really loving Harrow the Ninth.  If you read the first one, then most of what you read doesn’t match what was in the first book.  So there is this mystery of what is really happening here.  It’s brilliant.


So the next few weeks will be trying to get more material finished.

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