Writing Update: Thursday, August 28th, 2021.

There’s only one project to update on, and I am proud to say that Eva and Sky’s Magical Hair Solution is DONE.

This is the first YA story I’ve ever written and I was surprised how easily the plot evolved considering the last YA I wrote was when I was a YA myself. Maybe it was the setting? It’s based in the early 80s, and even though I do remember some things of what it was like back then, there was still a lot of research I had to do. For instance, the book opens in 1982 and I had a few of the characters dressed like Madonna, but she didn’t come on the music scene until almost a year later. I remember the whole Madonna craze, I just couldn’t remember what came before her.

When I mean done, I mean revised, edited, revised again and final edits. I have a couple pitches for PitMad this September 2nd, and a 1000-word synopsis. I’ve worked on this for a solid year, and it feels so good to finally have it complete.

There was a lot I cut from this story, including a major sub-plot that really didn’t push the story forward, but if I end up doing a second book, I can put it in there because at that point, it will be part of the plot.

While I wait for Pitmad to start, I have some time to look at where I want the story to go. I do have an overall plot for four books, but I as the characters are in high school, I need to connect the plot to that setting. I have a fews ideas, and I think it’ll be fun but I need to worked hard to keep it from feeling like Harry Potter, and I’m pretty sure I can accomplish that.

Hopefully, I’ll have some good news for next month’s update.

About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal it to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing or working with crystals, she enjoys knitting, gardening, cooking and very loud music.

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