First of all, I passed my second year at university! Woo! Go me! I got a 2:1 over all, so a first isn’t totally out of the question for my degree. Ohh, I’m so proud of myself, I bought a foot file in celebration. (I was going to buy a top, but I needed to buy sunscreen so I couldn’t afford it.)
Secondly, I have an update about my novel!
I’ve finished the first draft of the first chapter and am working on the second chapter at the moment. Altogether, though, it’s only a little over 8,000 words long, so I’m going to have to edit it like a BAMF to get it up to scratch.
I also need to think of a title, currently I’m calling it Silver Crosses as a working title (it’s better than the original working title: ‘Vampire and Werewolf kick crime’s ass’), but I’m not too keen on it. Oh well, no rush, right?
Thirdly, I am working on a new project!
At this point that’s not really news, though, is it? I always seem to have a new project on.
This project is going to be a webcomic, I’m doing this partially in an attempt to practice drawing comics for when I work with my friend Doug on the Epic Fail comic. If you look through my posts you’ll see a bunch of sketches of Epic Fail characters including this character study of Wolfy.
I’ve had a plan to write something with a story like this for a couple of weeks now, but instead of doing it as a novel I settled on a webcomic because, as mentioned above, I need practice and also because there are things I can do in a comic that I can’t do in a novel. Primarily things relating to the titular character’s appearance, and she perceives herself and others. I can show both of these things far more subtly and, I believe, effectively in a visual format.
The other thing is, that I was originally planning to write this novel during NaNoWriMo, but I couldn’t do that until next year. This November I am inevitably going to end up with a whole bunch of assessments to hand in, just like I did last year. So writing and drawing it over a longer period would probably work better.
So, I’m going to post the developments for the webcomic, like various character designs and things like that. I’ll also update one when I find a site to post it on and any other major developments.