I’ve been furiously writing away on both my major projects, as well as my ongoing poetry manuscript, for the past few months. Strawberry World is in the midst of a draft, and I’ve got two more stories to revise before I can put the whole thing together and see how it hangs. The whole thing has changed shape in minimal ways.
As well, I’m working on my children’s novel, The Ridiculous Carvelles, which is a different beast altogether. I’m having to teach myself the long-form plotting and it’s not easy. Sixteen chapters into the second draft I can see so many sweeping changes on the horizon. For the moment, I’m happy to bash out my draft so that I can get a handle on all the plot points.