Monday, April 5, 2021

Writing Jack.

To my dearest friends and followers,

I had two recent goals in my journal that I'd like to share with you. First, I'd like to say, you can get the journal I have and others (which I handmade) from my Ko-fi shop for yourself or for the perfect Mother's Day (May 9th) gift!! Anyhow, one of my goals is that I finish reading The Golden Fleece by Robert Graves by or on March 31st. The other is that I begin writing my novel again.

I am proud to say that I finished reading the book exactly on schedule!! The Golden Fleece is an amazing piece of literature, published in the 1940's. It is both beautiful and tragic, funny at times, and a bit dull at times too. I've said this before, and I'll say it again, it really honors the epics that came before it, and if you enjoy The Odyssey and The Iliad half as much as I do, I think you'll really enjoy The Golden Fleece

With that wonderful distraction of a book out of my way, I feel like I am ready to start writing again!! In September last year, I began working on my second novel, The Death of Jack. I wrote only a few thousand words, and then in November, I partook in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and finished with over 50k words written!! I took a little break, and then my sister came for Christmas, and then she stayed for 22 days instead of the 9 days we planned for, and then I began working on a few other projects, and then I really wanted to finish the book I was reading before I began working on my own, and now here am I. 
For those of you who don't know, The Death of Jack is the sequel to my first novel, The Story of Hollyhocks. The story isn't going to pick up directly where the first book left off, but instead, it is going to serve as a prequel almost, the first half of the book takes place in a time long before the Hollyhocks's story is told, while the second half of the book will eventually lead us to what happens after the events of the first book. I hope to have the story completed by the end of May, if not sooner. I'll definitely be keeping you up to date on how my progress is going. To learn more about The Death of Jack, click here: My NaNoWriMo Project.

Thank you so much for reading!!

Yours truly,
Me

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