New Year, New Plans.

So how was everyone New Years Eve? Did everyone enjoy their hangovers? Wonderful.

Well this is the first post of the new year, and it’s more by way of a notice of some minor temporary changes to my posting schedule. Now don’t panic, you will be getting your regular three doses of Amanda Harper brand insanity. In fact I rather hope that in this my second year of running this blog I will achieve new heights of both entertainment, and all round randomness.

But, and this is an important but, I am up to my rather shapely breasts in writing the first draft of my second novel. What’s more I have a self-inflicted deadline of my birthday at the beginning of March to achieve. So what does this mean for your tri-weekly dose of random ruminations? Well usually I try for about 1,000 words per piece. Sometimes it’s a little less, sometimes it’s a little more. But I think it averages out at about the thousand words. Well from now until I finish that first draft I’m afraid I’ll be trimming down the length of most of my posts to allow myself more novel writing time.

Of course once the first draft is done and dusted we will be returning to our usual programming. But until then I hope you continue to enjoy my site, even if I’m not quite as vociferous as usual.

So eight weeks to write 30ish chapters. Let the mental torture begin…crap, writers block!

2 Comments to “New Year, New Plans.”

  1. So what is happening with your first novel while you work on your second? have you sent it off yet?

    • I did submit it to a few literary agents. One did get back to me and suggested I sit on it for a year until the publishing industry finds its head again. I’m not sure what to do with it to be honest. I mean it’s a trisexual polyamorous love story, which amounts to “Dating a transwoman 101” and “Polyamory 101” with a remedial in “Yes bisexuals are real!” So it’s not an easy sell in Ireland anyway. And add in my having precisely zero contacts in the publishing trade (outside of one in the scifi region of things) and it gets confusing and disheartening.

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