It's November – National Novel Writing Month. I love having a birthday in a month so strongly associated with writing. This Thursday I'll be turning 21. The last two years have gone by like that. Scary that I'll be nearly 22 by the time The Bone Season is published. So altogether the process of Book 1 will have taken about four years, as I started writing it when I was 19.
This week I'll be answering some neglected questions and doing a little challenge from Booklover. I'm doing this because it gives me the chance to talk about my personal life as well as books. Which may or may not be interesting...
Just in case anyone has any more questions about editing, I will be doing a summary of the edits as soon as Alexa confirms that we've officially finished them, so if you have any specific questions you'd like me to answer for that then go ahead and leave one in the comments.
The edits are finished! Again. I sat down on Sunday night and got them done. I know a lot of you have been surprised by how many edits I've done on The Bone Season, but editing is all part of the process. I imagine the amount of editing differs between each author and each book. I keep toying with characterisation and dialogue, trying to get it exactly right. There's been so much early interest in The Bone Season and I want to make sure this book is the absolute best it can be by the time you guys finally get to read it. I want to start off this series with a confident debut. I've got so much planned for the other books, so I hope The Bone Season will provide a strong beginning.
In film news, I'm making up a portfolio of my ideal cast members and some visual references. I've asked my friend Leiana to do some drawings of the characters – she's incredibly talented.
9. What makes you happy?
Lots of things, but so long as I can write I'm usually pretty happy.
More questions answered next week. Do continue asking questions, guys – they give me great ideas for posts!