Thanks Catherine. I’m not altogether sure of the genre of mine, which I concede is a bit of an issue! I was thinking about this point yesterday in fact as I was reviewing where I’ve got to. I’ve just written the crisis point so was looking back before contemplating how I finish it. I have the last scene clear in my mind but not sure how I will precisely get there.
The novel is set in the near future so has an elect of science-fiction/dystopia but I wouldn’t say that it is main feature. The thrust of the story probably best fits into women’s fiction/ family saga but also has hints of mystery/domestic noir.
Hopefully this will become clearer when it’s finished.
I love historical fiction and have an idea in this Hebrew for what could be my second project. What period is your story set in?
Sounds interesting! Hope the remaining mysteries become clear to you soon. Mine is set in 1590s York. I spent several years thinking and researching, but only started the actual writing last month. I’m assuming it will take me till next summer at least to have a first draft, and that’s counting on schools staying open.
Thanks everyone! Sorry for typos in my earlier reply to Catherine. Was typing on my phone and wrangling a toddler. Not a useful combination!
I’m finding weekly writing targets work better for me than daily ones. My days are very different depending on childcare and other commitments, so some days I’m realistically not going to get much done, if any. So a weekly target makes me feel less bad on days on which I do nothing, plus it means I can catch up on myself if I have a lazy day and still hit the words I’m trying to get down.