Wednesday 6 June 2018

IWSG (June)

Thanks to Alex and this month's co-hosts  Beverly Stowe McClure, Tyrean Martinson, and Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor

IWSG Day Question: What's harder for you to come up with, book titles or character names?

Interesting question and one I don't really have an answer for! I have had names and book titles pop right up fully formed and I've had times when I've changed both during the course of writing the story. I do like names to have a connection to the story and I will research the meaning of different names. Sometimes the name generator sites are good for sparking ideas for names and places when writing about a fantasy setting. In my current ms my female protagonist's name came to me before I wrote a word of the story or had any real idea of any plot! In case anyone is interested, that name is Esme Starling. It's magical realism meets fantasy. Not sure if that is a particular genre!

I've not been around the blogosphere much of late. I've been struggling to feel inspired to write long posts, choosing instead to focus all my creative energies on my ms. I'm deep into edits with it at the moment and it is taking shape which probably means much of my available writing time will be focused on that. Between the day job, volunteering and the general stuff of life finding time for everything can be challenging sometimes! 

I would love to have the ms polished and submission ready by the end of the summer. 

I check in on Twitter more regularly so feel free to catch me there.

In other non-writing news, I am helping my eldest daughter plan a wedding. It's for next June but amazing what needs to be booked and sorted well in advance.

We've been doing some decorating at home and updating the floor in our hall and kitchen. We are really pleased with it so far. And yes there is a hint of purple in there!

Thanks for stopping by, I will hop around over the next day or two and catch up with folks.