Thursday, June 23, 2016

Writing A New Book

I've come down with Laryngitis. Yep, I can't leave the house and I'm not allowed to talk... not fun.

So, I've been getting in and cleaning the house, throwing out rubbish and doing laundry; all in complete silence - well okay, the radio's going, but really it does get very boring with just that going.

But I have been writing again. I've written a flash fiction where my character had laryngitis; and the story was creepy too. It turned out to be a good story; I thought.
I'm also working on a new book at the moment I'm calling 'The Red Ledger'. It's a book about books I've read in my life, which are all in my collection and are from my reading list from over the last 13 years of reading. This book is mainly about how the books I've read have changed my life, how good or bad they are and how writing has become a way of life for me. 

It's going along well so far. 

Since the beginning of the week, I've written up around 10 pages in longhand - and that's good. Most of the time I've written that in bed before I turned out the light. This is where I get a lot of my thinking done about what I read. I've yet to go through my collection and find the books that I truly use from day to day and write about them in a big way. I'm only 15 pages into it - but I'm enjoying how it's being written; in longhand. It makes me think about how to write what I want to put out there instead of just typing it out.

Have you ever written something like this? If you have, what was it like? Did you enjoy talking about your books and your passion for reading and writing? Until my next post, happy reading.


  1. Your writing project sound like fun. Glad you enjoy writing so much. I wish I'd sit down and write a novel. I've often thought it would be fun attempting to write a mystery novel or a romance novel, but I've just never made the time to do so.

    I like your idea of writing how books have changed your life. Good idea!

    1. I find that with mystery novels you have to make sure you do your homework on how a murder is 'conducted'. Talking to the police, visiting morgues and finding out the icky details on how people die, what happens to the body and how long poisons take to harm somebody is all in the research... also if you're going to get one of your suspects to use a gun, you have to know what the firearm looks like, if you can put a silencer on it and if it can be hidden and how heavy it is.

      Yep, writing mystery novels is very difficult. But then being a writer is a creepy thing - you know some down-right horrible things that nobody is supposed to know, but you do. It's not the most fun to know these things (just look at what Stephen King writes - creepy stuff and it's all horror).

      I write creepy horror by just reading the right books, and talking to the weirdest people and watching the strangest shows on television - oh, and collecting the right books too.