I’m writing this late because I’ve been up all night trying to complete a goal I set for myself last night: that I would complete my novel that I started for NaNoWriMo a few years back.

Needless to say, I was excited to finally get to finish a novel, especially one that’s been incomplete for over 2 years. The climax I had been stuck on even came to me in a moment of inspiration – everything was there!

Or so I thought. Because when I  actually sat down to finish typing this YA adventure, I got about four lines of awkward prose down before I realised something: the manuscript had been incomplete for a reason. Not because it was bad, it was damned good at times. And it wasn’t because of writers block – don’t believe in it, and pretty sure I explained how I bypass it in a recent blog.

No, I couldn’t write anything because I realised that, as much as I want to add to the action-packed, gore-filled side of YA, that particular market just wasn’t where my heart was anymore. It might return there at some point, then my manuscript might finally see completion, and maybe publication. But not now, not today.

Today, as it has been for a long time now, my heart has been firmly in the children’s fiction market – children’s humour, to be precise.

So I went back to a comedic novel based in a superhero school. I won’t say any more right now, except that I am REALLY excited, the jokes aren’t sucking as much as I feared (or at least I hope they’re not. Still need to get some betas), and the first draft should be finished by the end of the week!

I’ll keep you posted – until tomorrow!

Dave

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