WIP: The Willow Dreamer - YA novel A girl’s artistic path takes an unexpected turn when she gains access to non-ordinary reality (the Dream). I decided to write this story after I read something odd in one of the Twilight sequels. I wanted to prove that there can be magic in real life without dreaming of being whisked away by a handsome vampire.The story and characters came to me as I spent days stacking an Everest-sized mountain of firewood. Draft 1 – 2009 - 60 000 words In here, I wrote down ALL of my ideas. (Note to self: work with an outline next time.) Draft 2 – 2011 – 60 000 words Didn’t pay too much attention to the story as I am not a great typer and needed to keep an eye on my fingers. Draft 3 – 2015 – 35 000 Deleted all that didn’t make to story progress. After a couple of years of deliberations, I finally got a laptop exclusively for writing. I was worried that wanting one was only an excuse for not working on my novel often enough on my desktop. Now that I’m imposing some extra electronic garbage on our poor planet, I’d better put my investment to good use. So far, it’s working. Draft 4 -2016 and ongoing – 40 000 I still call it a novel for now, though I’m aware it is on the short side. I’m just about halfway through, so it should grow a bit more.