Hello everyone and welcome back to my site. Or welcome to anyone visiting for the first time!
In my previous post, I published a draft of the draft of the first chapter of my new novel. The story is about Ethel Smyth, a brilliant, almost forgotten composer of the eighteenth and nineteenth century. She wrote many incredible works including six operas, many pieces for orchestra, songs and a number of chamber works. Back then I hadn’t decided on a title but I’ve since thought of ‘The loves of Miss Smyth’, which may be what it is finally called!
I thought at that time that I would publish the novel chapter by chapter on my blog but I’ve since decided that since they are only drafts the best thing would be to wait until they are complete chapters! I hope you don’t mind! But please let me thank those of you who provided comments on that chapter. I’m really grateful.
I am making steady progress with the novel and so far have written in excess of 55,000 words. She has already written a good number of compositions at that point in the story and is just about to meet Tchaikovsky who has an amzing influence on her life and music.
So watch this space!
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