I finally made my decision on whether or not to write a MG ghost story with magical realism or not, and I’m pleased to say that I am going forward with it. Ever since coming across the term I’ve been sort of enchanted by idea, and while I started out wanting to write a kid’s horror, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m just not very good at creating horror. I love reading it, and I love to watch it; however, when it comes to producing horror of my own I don’t seem to have any sense of what’s needed. I may have a passion for it, but I just don’t have a knack for writing it, at least not that I’ve seen so far. I might try again eventually (got a couple ideas floating around), but right now I’ll shelf them and move on.
SO…. with that finally off my chest, I’m pleased to say that now my efforts will be to write something vaguely reminiscent of Pan’s Labyrinth but for children, so obviously with far less horrifying moments and themes. I’m now rewinding a little to add in these new elements. What I’m really hoping for is to be finished with my planning and outlining before the end of October so that I can participate in National Novel Writing Month finally! I’ve never really been in a good position to join, so fingers crossed I get a chance to this year.
Will I be able to finish this been before the end of this year? Sweet Christmas do I hope so 🙂 I’ll keep the blog updated on my progress in the meantime.
In other news: I’ve been slacking a little on the Querying front… definitely need to remedy that soon…