The Ghosts of Novels Past

Here is a cartoon by Tom Gauld which I love.

It's a play on the story of Bluebeard, but instead of wives trapped in his basement, it is the ghosts of unfinished works. I think every author has a file filled with books they've started but never finished.

Here are a few of mine:

"Beautiful Dreamer" - 23,955 words

"Castle" - 3,682 words

"Magic Hospital" - 2,255 words

"Melancholy Bear" - 20,387 words

"Newborn" - 7,452 words

"Witch Girl" - 10,487 words

Am I working on any of these new projects? No, of course not! That would be crazy. And also practical.

No, instead, I have a new project that I am working on. However. However, this time, will certainly be different. At least, that's my hope. I'm doing my best to focus only on my new novel. I won't go back to my old novels, I won't start a different one until the first draft of this novel is complete.

I think I'm doing pretty well so far. The tagline for my novel is "Space Necromancer". I promise I'm working on the title, lol. But I'm up to 30,070 words. It's the most words in a novel that I've ever written. Of course, I'm aiming to write 120,000 words, so I do have about 90,000 more to go. Many of them will be the wrong words, but I plan to keep on writing them anyways.

Wish me luck!