It’s been a year and a half since I began my little odyssey…rewriting the four books of the Twilight Saga from Edward Cullen’s point of view. Except for a few small improvements here and there and factual and grammatical error correction, which never really end, I finally declare it to be finished. It’s a moment filled with melancholy as I move on from living every moment in Forks with my favorite family.
I am continuing to add entries to Edward’s Diary, but I’m not certain how long the ideas will keep coming without living in his head every day. Already I find that I must research facts and details that were once cemented in my mind. Perhaps it is simply the hundreds and hundreds of pages I’ve written between the first and the last book. It seems a head can only hold so many details before the new begin to push out the old.
But on another note, I have begun working more regularly on my own first novel which for now has the working title of Miss Martha Browne. It is no longer a common practice for a writer to produce a book in the public eye. One generally disappears for the months (or years!) it takes to write it, polish it, and publish it before readers see any part of it. Here on this website, I am revisiting the old-fashioned serial approach where authors would produce a chapter every week or month, eventually completing an entire novel. Because I have written none of this novel in advance and the plotting is developing as I go, I have no idea how this will work out. I might find myself inserting chapters here and there or moving them around or who knows what? But it’s an adventure I take up with enthusiasm and pleasure.
So meet me, if you like, under the menu item “Other Projects” where I have already begun posting chapters to my newest story.
P. A. Lassiter