A Brief Update on My Novel

Lark Morrigan
Song of the Lark
Published in
3 min readMay 23, 2024

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Back in January, I made a promise to myself that I’d at least finish my novel’s draft by the end of the year.

Now it’s almost the end of May. I swear the years fly by the older I get.

I posted the prologue and the first three chapters publicly but didn’t post anything else after that. I struggled to continue working on it because I was mainly dissatisfied with the pacing.

Bronagh trusted Cormac too quickly, the instant she met him.

Cormac revealed the prophecy right away to her, all at once.

I didn’t write much about Bronagh’s misery in school, being educated by the cruel and cunning queen. There was too much info-dumping and not enough vivid scenes that would make the reader feel Bronagh’s agony. Also, I didn’t include situations of Bronagh’s conflict with her father. Basically, I need to “show, don’t tell.”

That’s why I didn’t post for a long time — also, I’ve stopped myself from writing because I’ve read too many articles about “why most books don’t make money” and “this is why your book is doomed to fail,” but I realize that rather than wasting time on that, it’s better to focus on writing the book I’ve always dreamed of, regardless of what happens once it’s out in the world and regardless of who approves of it or not. It doesn’t need to be as popular as a BookTok…

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