Wednesday, June 11, 2014

My Current Book Project

Assalamualaikum wbt and greetings dear Bits and Pieces readers,

Yesterday, I have pass the 10,000 words mark for my second book! Last night, inspiration had simply flowed from the heaven's above and my fingers were eagerly typing the keyboard. Coupled with internet research, I am happy with my story line so far. I'm also quite proud of myself because I had successfully overcome my writer's block and excessive procrastination.

In this second book, I have dared myself to delve deeper into history. A book written by Niall Ferguson is what drives me to write this current project. In his book, Civilization: The West and the Rest, he had put forward a few minor arguments alongside a major argument. One minor argument that had piqued my interest is the accounts of the world's history are becoming unknown to the younger generation. School textbooks are structured in such a way that we (because I belong in the younger generation too) learn history in fragments. It is upon this premise that I base my historical fiction on. I am basically narrating a fiction that forms a timeline on the world's history.

In addition, I have learned much from my mistakes on my first published book, The Last Will. I have learned since then, on the practical aspects of writing (lighting up my writing, the optimum level of conflict, creating distinct character voices etc) and the virtue of patience. I am mixing all these combined factors, these things that I have learned and still learning, into my second book. So when I finally publish this piece, I hope it will be a great adventure for my readers and that I will be able to grow as a writer.

In the near future, I will tell you more about my book as I am progressing. Now, why don't you tell me about your upcoming book project?