My first novel was meant to be epic fantasy.
Somewhere along the line it changed. It stopped being the novel it was meant to be. I looked for something to blame, tried to blame the self-publishing expectation that my novel should be 60,000 odd words. I tried to tell the story in a space too small for what it was meant to be, and as a consequence it keeps falling short of the great story I believe it is.
This is not what the novel was meant to be. I have finally accept that. This book won't be 60,000 words, or even 100,000. It will be 250,000.
That means a lot more still to write, but at the end of the day its going to be epic.
This is the novel I set out to write at the start. It is fitting that in the end I am coming back to that.
And for all those that need it, a little inspiration!