Writing

I’m currently focusing on writing short stories, and also an urban fantasy novel. The short stories tend to be more humorous in content, although I’ve tried branching out into more serious topics in recent times. Some of my short stories can be found at http://www.hourofwrites.com under the user name ‘Phidgers.’ Two of those were runners up in the site’s competition, and three were winners.

The novel has the working title of Generic Fantasy, because of the main characters Jen and Eric. Jen’s got a dead end retail job. It’s not the end of the world. Only it is. The apocalypse is coming and Eric, her colleague, is involved. As Jen rushes to stop him, she’ll have to take stock of a lot more than just stock take. I wrote the first draft for NaNoWriMo 2016, and I’ve now moved onto editing it. My plan is to have the 2nd draft done by the end of May 2017.

I was working on a fantasy novel called The Fractured Isle.  It began its life in 2014, and I wrote it for my first attempt at NaNoWriMo. I managed to write 53,000 words, making me a winner. I did a second draft of about 100,000 words. I’ve shelved work on it for now. I need to go back to basics with it, as there are fundamental flaws that stop it being a viable novel. Writing it has taught me so much about the process, and after I’ve brought other projects to fruition I will come back to this.