Pic by Stu Bishop
It's been ages since I've blogged, the reason being...yes, I've been writing a novel. It's some of the most exciting news of my life and yet I know it's just the beginning of a journey. I'm trying very hard to keep my expectations reasonable even as I scramble to make the edits my lovely new agent Hatty Grunewald of Blake Friedmann has suggested.
As a writer of a debut that is, *ahem*: "a dark and riveting semi-dystopian adventure with a captivating romance at its core" I feel like I need to live up to certain expectations and my goodness, the bar is high. Hunger Games, Twilight, my personal favourite YA series by Maggie Steifvater, The Raven Boys to name only a few, including the prize nominated 'The Art of Being Normal' by my friend the lovely Lisa Williamson.
But I'm going to give myself permission to enjoy this shiny bit of happiness. It's been three years of work so far and a bit more to go, but I'm so, so excited.
Check me out on the Blake Friedman website.