It has taken a little longer than I would have liked, but the edit of ‘Twinkle little star’ is complete. The third quarter of the book took more work than I thought, but it’s much better for it. For those who like numbers, the book shrank by 5,000 words in the edit, though I rewrote a lot more besides. Surprisingly there were not as many typos as I thought that there would be. I guess my phonetic spelling habits are finally getting broken? Still, I’ll be glad to be able to move on and write something new.
I haven’t quite decided what the next project will be. There are a few options open to me and they include another ‘stars’ book (publishers seem to like trilogies, though I tend to resist them – there is no requirement in the plot of ‘Twinkle little star’ to do another book as it is all neat and self contained in its story. There is also the second book to follow ‘Orb of Arawaan’ which was started a number of years ago and for which I have some notes. I refreshed my memory of the plot when I edited ‘Orb of Arawaan’ for a second edition, so that is a possibility. There is also an idea for a children’s book swilling around my head, and I have notes too for other ideas to write.
First I will take a well-deserved break. Back to work Monday then?