Anzac day and I'm still writing Anglo. This book has turned out different than I intended. The plot is still there but deviations have spun off like being directed down streets I did not intent to travel. Yet, these streets have the core of essence of the book...meaning as a human being.
It is as if I cannot control the story as it seems to drive itself. Anglo is about the struggle of life 35 years after a post-apocalyptic event when life has regressed to that close to the middle ages. It began to change by the 4th Chapter as if it was meant to be. I begin a scene and before I know, 1500 words are written I did not plan and the story took on a life of it's own.
A knife is presented and it has significance - Why? - I don't know I just typed that and I can't stop - But it belongs to one who is dead - I'm now writing about the dead, I cannot stop and then it hits me - it's not about the knife at all. (you'll have to read it to find out)
In all my Post-Apocalyptic books the characters have over-ridden the story and some have picked that intention up as one on Amazon says of NYC.
"What I think drives this story are the characters. I felt I knew each one of them. I enjoyed their victories & grieved with them in their losses. I look forward to the next book in this series." By Ginny
So thanks Ginny, if you read this. That is why I write.
So...I am 66,000 words into an approximate 93000 word novel. About 1500 words a day, every day.
And I'm excited to see what happens next for I know not much more than you at this point!