Saturday, October 01, 2005

Oh It Feels So Good!

It is finally here. Right there in my hands...

Neil Gaiman latest nove, Anansi Boys. The one I've been waiting for for quite a while. And I can't wait to read it. The first few pages sound promising and I know mr Gaiman wouldn't disappoint. This is the man, after all, who inspired me to become a writer.

I'll try and post a full review of the novel once I had read it.

Progress on my third (or second?!) novel is right on track. Just a couple of days ago, I had passed the 21k mark. So, only two months into writing it, I am almost halfway there, which is, to say the least, both surprising and somewhat of a relief. Taking in mind that QuixotiQ took almost 5 years to complete and that I have already spend just around two years working on Buried, this is quite remarkable! Mind you, this will be the shortest novel I attempt, with a target of about 45k.

It's funny though, why I'm feeling more confident writing Against, even though it perhaps contains some of the most daring and controversial stuff I have come up with yet. The flow of writing it is very satisfying and I am finding that I am in full control of it, contrary to my debut novel. Having said that, I always found it the hardest when it comes to writing the second half of the novel. So I must be in for the tough part now. It's uphill from here on!

Stay tuned my darlings!


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MSB said...

It's always good to see people using words to reflect their thoughts and imaginations. It's even better when they're Bahraini! Good luck!