I finished writing my novel!

Updated: Nov 24, 2018

Wait! What?! Yep I finally did it! It’s an upper middle grade fantasy adventure, the kind of book I‘d have loved to read when I was that age - and still love reading! What’s it about? Well...

Who would think reading a book could be such a risky activity? Siblings Sami and Jay certainly didn’t, until they were sucked into a story, into a world where arts have been outlawed and M.O.N.Stars reign. Their quest: to find a way out.

FYI it’s 86,600 words and 19 chapters!

What a better way to celebrate than by eating cake and drawing while watching the sunrise over the sea? Greece is amazing!

And now it's 11 o'clock here, the sun is shining (but the sky is hazy) and I think it's time for a swim followed by some catch up reading. I’m working my way through the following books:

1. Jane Doe and the Cradle of All Worlds by Jeremy Lachlan

2. Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series by Ransom Riggs (I know - I’m behind the times!)

3. His Name Was Walter by Emily Rodda

4. Wakestone Hall by Judith Rossell (no.3 in the fantastic Stella Montgomery series)

5. Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend

and in books for adults:

1. The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

2. The Four Quartets by T.S. Eliot (that’s a reread!)

3. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.

And you know what? Most of those children’s books are by Australian authors! I’m always on the lookout for new stories by fellow Aussies, especially as I may not be back for a year!

I’m also getting ready for novel writing round 2. I’m planning to smash out a first draft of the second book in this series as part of NaNoWriMo while bouncing around Greece and Albania!