It has been months in the making, but I’ve finally moved to Canada. At times it felt like an unreal reality; one that would never come to fruition, but now, here I am.
It was a bit of a rocky start, I’m not going to lie. I think I underestimated how much of a shock moving would be to my system. Sure, Canada is culturally very similar to the U.K. but there are obvious differences. Quite apart from that, I seriously underestimated how cripplingly strange it would feel to move so far away from what I was comfortable with and accustomed to. Simply being aware of the fact that I was no longer able to go around to my mum’s house or meet up with one of my friends back home was emotionally distressing. I’m still not fully accustomed to this feeling yet, but it’s beginning to sink in.
In more positive news, I have finished working on Like Pigs once again. I managed to up the word count to a more conservative 60,000 words (it’s a horror novel, hence the short length), and I am now approaching literary agents with the manuscript once more.
I have high hopes for Like Pigs, so I really hope I’m able to land a literary agent with this one. Of course, I’m not holding my breath.
I am still in the process of editing The Black Rook, but it’s nearing its late stages now. All of the creative changes were long ago actioned, so I’m simply down to line editing grammar and tense, and all that fun stuff! It’s exciting to realise how close I am to the end with this project!
Moreover, I’m excited to finally have the time to work on some more of my creative projects. Aside from Like Pigs and The Black Rook, I am also embarking on writing a new novel, which I’m really excited about. More on that will follow.
If you haven’t already, check out my Medium profile, where I’ll be publishing more poems and short stories in the coming weeks. (Link at the top of this page).
I hope you’re all doing well and enjoying the nice weather wherever you are!