Update: October 2020
Updated: Oct 7
Oh. Here we are, another update post. Oh, boy. What have I been up to this month? Literally the same thing as every other month, which doesn't say much.
I've been working on editing the two novels I have planned for next year, and let me tell you, I may have grossly overestimated my editing speed and underestimated how beefy these novels are. Little Midnight clocks in at 155k and The Ones Who Went is 110k at the time of writing this post. Needless to say, it will take some time to get these editing and proofread. And, yeah, just wow. That's a lot of words to comb through. If I lose my mind down this road of editing, remember me fondly.
That said, I'm still writing through my editing, which is apparently no-no, but I'm not inclined to listen to rules of writing or editing. That said, I'm still going to try to devote a large amount of my time in October to editing these things in full force and trying to go through them at least twice before physical proofing. Thanks for coming out.
I've finished and started editing and reworking two full collections of poetry to put out in 2021. This is pretty exciting because I honestly never thought I would get to publishing poetry. It had been something I wanted to do for such a long time but never found time to do properly. I think as I wrote more and more, it's gotten better and I've found more confidence in it.
It's mostly free-verse style, not a lot of rhyming or "rhythm," but for me, poetry has always been more about emotional expression than just sounding pretty. I hope that makes sense. The new wave of poets I've read these days all see to subscribe to that same idea as well.
Anyway, circles vol. 1 and the untitled poetry of maggie matthews are both due out next year, so I appreciate the support in advance. Both will be under my pen name J. Hudson, by the way.
Dark Fantasy (2021)
Silent Hill x Alice in Wonderland
Still unnamed as of yet. The name will come though! Soon. And a cover even! I'm about 30k words deep into this story now and I like how it's coming together. It's the tale of two friends getting sucked into a realm of the in between where there is no easy way out, so they have to fight for it.
The inspiration of this novel came a lot from a sort of whimsical horror world. Like the little subtitle says, it's inspired sort of by the nonsensical world of Alice in Wonderland with the creepy elements of Silent Hill. It's been a lot of fun to write so far with some fun characters and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
ALSO! And this is important, so listen up: this book serves as a sort of prequel to The Ones Who Went and Never Came Back, so keep that in mind when it comes out later next year.
Poetry in Motion
I've already started working another poetry collection! It's in a similar tone to the other works. No title announcement yet or cover or anything, but just know that it's there and I'm doing more of the stuff I love. Thanks for your support.
Word Goal: 45,000 words.
Writing Total from August: 28,599 words.
Next Month's Word Goal: 20,000 words.
See you next time.
Have a good wander, friend.