Well, not quite the end...
Having put a hold on all of my freelance writing contracts, I'm keen to finally finish the first draft of my second novel, When Skies Are Grey (working title), and I'm almost there!
My creative brain has been split into several directions as I've been ghost writing stories for other people. So, I'm dedicating this time and using all of my creative energy on my own project.
It's a very exciting prospect to get to the end of the first draft but then all the hard work begins.
I remember what it was like writing Holding Paradise. At the end of the first draft I was far from finished. The editing process began. It was the time for making harsh choices in terms of the narrative, plot lines, dialogue etc. Not all of your original ideas make it to the final draft and it was hard giving up certain scenes and characters to get to the end project.
I think I will be a lot tougher when it comes to killing off my darlings this time. I know how important it can be to the final product and became a lot better at listening to and being able to use constructive criticism.
So, no more staring out into this grey and miserable London sky, it's back to the writing. This book won't write itself!