Updated: Aug 27
Ever since I decided to work on my first fiction novel, I get this question all the time, and it's a tricky one to respond to.
As a first-time writer, I can honestly say that I have worked and reworked my novel's plot multiple times over the past year.
My first draft was a real-life satire based on a personal time in my life. However, my heart was not into it. It was not the genre for me.
I then began thinking about my favorite books, and what I loved reading- and I instantly knew that fantasy would be my genre.
Confident in my new direction, this too took on too much inspiration from my real life, and eventually, I was bored with where it was going. After several attempts and rewrites, I finally settled on an angle that made sense, and my novel is finally moving in the direction it is meant to.
This has definitely been an exciting creative journey, and a true learning experience and I cannot wait for the day when I will finally publish my first book.
Until then, for all the curious friends and family members- my novel is a fictional fantasy, and questions our understanding of "good" and "evil", and whether people fit neatly into one or the other- or whether we are all a combination of both.
I hope to publish a series of books, similar to my favorite novels (Harry Potter and The Red Queen series for instance). I mean, what's the point of dreaming if you don't dream big?