First Novel

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First Novel

What does one write about a first novel? It seems like a careful balancing act of showing just enough to be interesting, but not so much that everything is revealed and the story is spoiled.

Well, here's a bit about it.

A man returns to his hometown for the first time in decades—and inadvertently photographs his dead sister.

  • It's told in a dual-timeline fashion, jumping back and forth between the main character's childhood and adult life.
  • I began writing it in April of 2021 and completed the first draft in October 2021.
  • As of December 2021, I'm working on the second draft.

I'm looking forward to finishing the second draft and then moving on to querying. I believe in this story and want to get it out into the world.

I publish weekly updates on all things writing-related in my Progress section. Often, you'll find little snippets about how the novel WIP is going. I think I'll keep this particular Novel category on my website to information about each book as they develop.