Hot on the heels of my last post, I’ve finished the first draft of the new book. Phew! It’s come out just shy of 80,000 words, and I’m going to put it to one side now whilst I get on with doing the edit of a second draft of ‘Daytrippers’ that I’ve been meaning to do for a while.
I find taking a break like this then coming back to tweak and edit helps a lot. Sometimes you need the break away to clear your mind and come back with a new look on the text. So despite the manuscript now being finished, it will still go through at least a week’s hard work, maybe in a fortnight’s time.
Strange really, as I hadn’t thought I would be getting it done until the end of the weekend. But I settled down to do a little bit of writing this afternoon, and things just clicked into place. Sometimes it just goes that way. Inspiration strikes, and you cannot ignore inspiration when it happens like that. I’m going to take a breather now, and maybe do some of the household chores that have been sidelined a little whilst I have been hard at work writing. My cooker hob looks a little grim after the messy Italian I made the other night (it does splash so) so maybe I should celibrate by getting out the Jif, or whatever lame name they’ve rebranded it to and scrub away.