Just thought I'd share with you guys some updates on the progress of finishing my "SPIKE" novel.
A lot of people have asked me how it's going, when it will be published and stuff. I really appreciate getting asked these things because it shows that people are actually interested in my writings, and that it just such a great feeling
I've got two news for you guys today though: one bad news and one good news. Let's start with the bad news.
I haven't finished writing SPIKE yet.
And I honestly don't know when it will be finished - which oddly enough brings us to the good news:
I've made a new, major decision in the SPIKE story that I think a lot of you will be happy to hear. As usual I don't want to spoil too much, but there is a part in the story where Spike and Sam are separated from each other for quite a long while. At first I was planning on only writing from Spike's point of view, like, what he's experiencing during this separation period. I figured that since he's the main character, the readers should only get to know what Spike knows, hence Sam would be out of the picture. But I've now made the decision that I've been wanting to make for a really long time now: I'm gonna include Sam's side of the story as well. After all, I don't have just one main character in my story. The plan was actually to have two main characters all along, I've just forgotten to include Sam, it seems, because I had more fun writing about Spike. Still, Sam was always meant to be the second main character who, although he isn't the title-character, is equally important.
Anyhow, I think this decision is going to help me finish writing this novel much faster
So that's the good news.
It'll be easier to find the motivation/inspiration to just sit down and write now. I've got many other things to keep myself busy with, like real life commissions and other projects, but at least now I'm more eager to start writing again
I'll be working on some more chapters today, that's for sure
Thank you guys so much for the patience! I'm sorry to keep you waiting so long for SPIKE to be finished, but I think it's all gonna be worth it when I'm done
Also, when the story is 100% complete, edited and all, I'm going to go for self publishing instead of traditional publishing. Self publishing is way faster, and I feel that I've made you guys wait long enough as it is
Plus, with self publishing, I can sell and ship the book to you no matter where in the world you live!
So that's a big plus. I promised you guys I'd let you read it one way or another when it's done, and that's a promise I intend to keep
Thanks for reading SPIKE so far! Seriously, this novel would just have been scrapped if it wasn't for all the lovely feedback and support I've gotten from you guys.
so, stay awesome!
and I'll keep you updated