Well I’ve failed so far spectacularly in my aim to blog regularly in an online diary sort of manner about my novel and about Alt Hist!
Sorry for that.
Here’s a quick update on the novel. I’ve decided that the plot has actually got a bit too big for one book. Indeed I’d reached the 50,000 words mark and really only got started, so I’ve revamped things a bit to split the book into 3 volumes – called a trilogy apparently. This has allowed me to be a bit more focused and also less scared of the project that I’m working on. I’m hoping that once the first volume is finished in draft to then work on a version that can then be sent out to agents together with a synopsis of the other two volumes, which I pretty much have already.
That’s the theory at least. So far I’ve written a good detailed synopsis scene by scene of the rest of volume one and I’m happy that its a lot tighter than before and works towards a good crescendo of an ending for volume 1. I’ve added about another 4,000 words, but need to start quickening the word count now.
That’s it for today folks.