So, as you may already know, I have recently finished my degree in Creative Writing. I absolutely loved it and I’m already missing the weekly writing assignments. So I’ve had an idea for a Young Adult novel for about 4 years now… so I think now is the time to write it and put it out into the world! (Scaryyyyy).
I’m going to leave a lil teaser down below… let me know what you all think of the opening (please don’t be harsh), and comment below as to whether you’d like to read more. FINGER’S CROSSED!
Between Me & You (working title)
“The night before I embarked on the biggest journey of my life, my father and I ate fajitas in silence. A-Levels, were going to be my mountain and I was the lonely mountaineer with one measly pick-axe and no map. Of course, I couldn’t tell my dad about my fears of desertion or avalanches, so I would spend every meal time racking my brains in an effort to find a topic of conversation. And often, nothing came. The sounds of chewing and swallowing filled our echoey kitchen, and that was all. That was night my dad came home from work with a brand new computer, and told me I would need it for my studies. Not only was this a huge shock, but it also gave me the feeling of exceptionally deep guilt. We were not well-off people. My dad worked twelve hour shifts, six days a week just to keep a roof over our heads and provide food for me which I didn’t eat. The furthest his education went was to the age of 15 and was purely sport-based; what did he care about my studies? I also assumed he never understood it, its importance, its pressures, its unbearable injustices.”