So, I’m finished.
I did it. I hope you all get to join me in the winners lounge soon. It’s great in here. Rushdie just bombed into the pool of mojito and Hemingway is BBQing swordfish. Come on in!
It isn’t an easy thing to do. I’m very fortunate in that there are nearly two hours a day when I am sat with nothing to do, on my way into and out of London for work. That’s how I found the time but I think a lot of people could find that time if they really wanted to do it. People do amazing things.
I’ve got the first review back already. I sent the first draft to my friend Stacy last night and she’s already declared it a triumph which is very sweet of her. I wanted to get a female perspective on the female perspective I used in the book and she seems to think it works. I’m not really sure what to do with it now. There was a much quicker turnaround than I am used to. It took me nine months to write the first draft of my first novel and it took me three weeks to write my second.
I was saying to Kate the other day that it feels as though the first one taught me a lot of things and that now I know how I work best, and how I form a story and everything else. I can’t wait to get started on the next couple of things.
I have a list of ten acoustic tracks that I would love to record and make available as a download in the same way I did for GMTM and I have unfinished scripts that I am hoping I can tackle before Christmas and then maybe in the new year start on another book, or three. I’ve been sitting on a trilogy of books for five years, it might be time to write them.
Must continue redrafting though. Zut alors.