Usually when I write a book, it all starts off with me loving it and feeling all excited over it but then as I finish it, I become less excited and I love it less. Then, by the time I complete it and move onto a new book, I hate it. xD Don’t know why…
But with my current book In the Dark, I’m pretty okay with it because I’ve noticed how much I’ve grown as a writer with this. I started it back in November of 2017 and I finished the first draft in February of this year (2019). Since April, I’ve been revising it as much as I possibly can to improve it, and I’ve done that, too. There are still some kinks I can work out before I finish my final draft (this last one I’m currently doing) and hopefully, by the time I’m finished with it, it’d be good enough for me to move onto the next book.
What I love the most about ITD is the fact that everything about it is new to me and I believe I did a good job with executing it all. It’s a murder mystery, the first I’ve ever written. The main character is a racially mixed male (also the first with both; most of my past MC’s have been white females—but honestly, his race isn’t the focal point of the story, so it’s hardly mentioned). And the story features a lot of LGBT+, racially diverse, and just personality diverse characters so it’s definitely mixed with a lot of various elements—all of which is new to me as most of my characters tend to be straight, white, and “normal.” The story also has ten main characters (nine including my MC) and that’s also new for me, too, since most of my stories have four or five main characters.
I’m really happy with how far it’s come, though.