Deciding on writing a new book can be hard work. What genre should I write? Should it be 1st person or 3rd person? Young Adult or contemporary fiction? So imagine deciding on a writing a SERIES! Well, that is my new writing project, and I am relishing the challenge.
First things first, I should state that I normally write novels around 70 000 words or so. This series, however, will be slightly different; instead of one long story, I will be writing a number of shorter ones (though I'm still deciding how many), each around 40 000 words and in my favourite YA fantasy.
You might be wondering how I went from 70 000 words with my last novel to 40 000. The answer is my university degree sometimes does not afford me much time to dedicate to writing, especially a novel, so I decided to give myself a much smaller and manageable word target. Furthermore, I am looking forward to writing a series and the challenges it will bring.
It is still early days, but with the amount of planning going into them, I have a feeling this series could be my best work yet. Watch this space!