And breathe…


That is the sound of an author who has finished the final proof of her second book. It has gawn (and niver called me muvver). I will not see it again until it comes back to my hot little hands as a Book. It’s a good moment but a slightly empty feeling, when something that has been on your mind for nearly 2 years (since 1 Feb 2016, accuracy fans) suddenly no longer needs attention.

So what am I going to do? Well, it’s NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month, where the idea is you put down 50k words in a month, which is 1,666 per day. Now on a good writing day, I manage about 1,000 (weekdays only). Plus I started late, so this is not so much a target as a vertical rock face. But, that’s not really the point. I’m treating this as a bit of fun and, after a period of very controlled editing, just being able to cut loose and see what comes out onto the page is going to be fun…