Friday, October 31, 2008

Moving Ahead

I've decided to move ahead with my next novel, CHASM. I've already started it this past week, and have written two chapters, about 7k words total. It's off to a very solid start, and I'm very excited about the rich story, rich characters, and wealth of possibilities which this story affords.

I'll continue to work on JASPER, and JACK & JILL, as time permits, editing and rewriting. However, I don't want to hold up my forward progress with a lengthy editing phase at this point. I want to keep moving forward, developing my skills. I see such a huge jump from one story to the next that I feel compelled to move forward, rather than waiting for the editing of these last stories to be complete.

I won't be doing Nano this year. I've already started my next project, prior to November 1st. I couldn't wait.

Best wishes for your Autumn writing,



Debra Young said...

Best wishes to you, Adrian, as you continue on. A new book is always an exciting venture. Good luck with it! d:)

Adrian Swift said...

Thanks, Debra!

Yes, it is exciting. This one I planned over the summer, writing by pen, which I rarely do anymore, filling an entire composition notebook with ideas. So, I have plenty of story to work with going in and a very vivid sense of how key scenes should unfold. Even with all that, there is still plenty to discover along the way.

I'm amazed at your own progress over this past year. Keep up the good work! You're obviously doing many things right and it's paying off for you.

Wynn Bexton said...

Well Adrian, I'm glad to hear you are working on your novel. I wish I was!

Adrian Swift said...

Thanks, Wynn!

I'm sure you will get back to your own writing soon, and with the same vigor that you devote to all your other activities.

I look forward to reading about your progress, and enjoying your excerpts!