Untitled yet secretly titled novel progress – 36,883

I just finished writing a scene in my untitled but secretly titled novel. It didn’t take long at all and it was almost as if I barely had control as the scene unfolded; as if entirely by itself.

It prompted this post on my socials:

Holy moly, there was some intense writing yesterday.

Fast pace, creepy, foreshadowing, gore, mystery – that was all rolled into a couple of pages of the book.

I’m making slow progress through this first draft, but it’s coming along nicely.

It’s different to DECEPTION, but I hope that it’s as well received.

To give you some insight into this book…

It’s a paranormal, psychological thriller following a famous psychic medium called Arabella. The story is focused on her life, particularly focusing on her ability to communicate with those on the other side.

However, there is a darkness to her and what she can do. She may be able to talk to her ‘friends’, but not all is as it seems.

This story offers a unique take on spirits and their presence and the signal of their presence. There is also the added twist of a murder mystery, unwanted fame and how complex we are as people.

That’s all I can tell you for now. There is no official synopsis, title or cover, but they are coming.

Let me know your thoughts on this. Does it sound like something you would like to read? Is there anything else you would like to know about this story?

Finally… my untitled novel has a name!

If you’ve been following my blog and Twitter (@TJBlake93) for the last year or so, you will know that I have been working on my next novel. It has been known as my ‘new novel’, ‘next book’ and my favourite, ‘Untitled’.

Now though it has a name. Finally!

I’ve been umming and ahhing about the book’s title for some time now. This new name, which I will reveal soon, has stuck… so far anyway.

Thank you Twitter peeps for your support.

Some of you on Twitter were kind enough to offer your time to read my very, very basic synopsis and hear my potential book titles for the previously untitled novel.

Although I ended up coming with a completely different name, your advice and input meant a great deal to me.

You know who you are. Thank you so much!


More details on the new book’s title will be revealed soon. 

17676 words into my untitled novel

A great deal more progress has been made in my latest novel.

I’m currently writing chapter 8, which is just shy of 5k words alone. It’s the biggest chapter in the novel without a doubt. It’s based on the 15 year anniversary show of Arabella’s.

This is one of the lines written in chapter 8:

Above all, he loves fear. Arabella knows this because the more frightened she feels, the wider his smile becomes.

Naming the book

Well, I still don’t have a name. However, there are a few names being thrown around.

My partner is calling the book something whilst I’m calling it something else. It’s funny and everything, but I really want a name already!

I’m sure we’re close to a name now though, it won’t be long!

1199 words written. 537 edited. “Untitled” book progress.

In my writing session today I managed to write 1199 words in chapter 8 of my next novel. 537 words edited too.

This was the last line written…

Untitled novel last line

A quick update on my writing

I’m not afraid to admit, this book is a welcomed challenge. But it is that, a challenge.

The first challenge, my time is limited to write. It’s a real shame as I really want to get this book written and into the editing phase.

Secondly, it’s a different kind of book. The narrative is unique and the voice is dissimilar to my other novels. However, the story itself is mysterious, gothic, dark and suspenseful, which I love.

It has great potential this one. It’ll be similar to DECEPTION in the way that readers will need to pay attention in this one.

Book title update

No luck yet. However, I have a few that are floating around.

None of them feel right, but I’ll continue to write this story and see if one jumps out at me suddenly.

Why do you guys think Arabella feels far from safe?