Where Has Imogen Been?07:00
I didn’t realise magician’s disappearing tricks were so effective. Two weeks I’ve been missing from the blogosphere. Two weeks! My poor blog is looking a little neglected at the moment. Sorry guys! (Did anyone miss me?) I didn’t intend on taking so much time off, but it was sadly unavoidable. And I come with excuses (I always have lots of excuses). Seeing as I left you in the lurch with no warning, I thought I’d better explain my conduct. So, what exactly was I up to while I was vanished?
Well, first there was a bit of this:
My brother got married, which was amazing. Also exhausting, as anyone who’s ever helped organise a wedding can attest. I was lucky enough to be able to help not just with the preparation, but also with the music during the actual wedding, which was an awesome experience. All round, the wedding was beautiful, and also the main reason for my disappearance. Plus my sister flew back from literally the other side of the country to be there, so that was exciting, and my other brother graduated from uni four days later. So there was that too. All important exciting family stuff.
Then there’s also been a little of this:
Editing. I’ve been trying to get some editing done on my fantasy novel, The Crystal Tree, before it gets to be time to prep for NaNo. So far the list of things to fix seems even bigger than last time, if that’s even possible. You turn your back on a manuscript for a couple of months and it thinks it can do whatever it likes. It’s a little discouraging at the moment. This will be the seventh draft of the book, and there’s still so much wrong with it. Frankly, it’s killing my motivation a little. But at the same time, there are some new ideas I’m looking forward to incorporating into the book in this next draft, so that’s a plus, right?
And there’s also been a little of this:
The plot bunnies are back in full force. I’ve been bitten with an awesome book idea that might work out as my NaNoWriMo project for this year, if I can ever get the complicated worldbuilding sorted out in time that is. I can’t really give many details just yet, seeing as it’s very, very new, but I can share the basic concept. Apologies, but even the concept’s a bit rough right now.
In a world where blood is currency, one girl must find another way to pay back her father’s blood debt before it claims her life.
I’m really looking forward to plotting this story more. Just working out the logistics of the world is fascinating. Bring on NaNoWriMo 2015!
And that’s pretty much everything I've been up to in the past two weeks. Between weddings and writing, I’m feeling a little bloggily deprived at the moment. So tell me, what have you guys been up to while I’ve been away? What awesome blog posts have I missed? Tell me all!