Hello there! It’s been a little while since I’ve updated this blog, particularly when it comes to personal posts. The short answer for this comes down to two words: senior year. I am determined to graduate by next summer term, which involves getting a lot of things in order: decent grades, grad school applications, trying not to make a fool of myself while taking the GRE. It can keep you busy.
But. Beyond the stress and general pressure of college life, I have also been working on an exciting project: drafting a novel! Which I’ve been holding back on for a bit until I felt ready. Not just to write larger-scale stuff again but also to write LGBTQ topics with the complexity and nuance they deserve. I know that you can’t wait until you’re “ready” to write a book because you’ll be waiting forever, though, so I’m diving in and seeing where this will take me over the next few years.
So, what can be said so far about this project? Here’s a few details:
- It has a queer protagonist.
- It’s within the low fantasy genre.
- It draws inspiration from a classic English novel near and dear to my heart.
Which is all I’m wont to say at the moment because drafts can change so much and I’m only at the first one. As months (to be optimistic) of edits, re-drafting, and tears change its shape, who knows what it will look like in the end? Or if it will see the light of day outside of my notebook?
Regardless of what comes of it, I’m enjoying this project so far. Whenever I’ve drafted novels in the past, I’ve only really written lighthearted stuff. It’s sort of cathartic to go a little darker, and I’m excited to see where this goes. So yes, not dead! Still writing! Pray that college doesn’t kill me!