Happy Friday everyone,
It is a while since I last did one of these posts, but in the meantime I have managed to make some decent progress with my writing, both in terms of blogging and elsewhere.
I have lost a little bit of my routine. Normally I set aside time for me to focus on my writing, but the past few weeks have been quite busy and eventful, so I have had to just find any time I can to catch up, even if it causes the occasional late night!
The biggest breakthrough I have had was that I have finally finished my WIP, and have recently started on the editing. It is a weird feeling when you get to the end of writing a book, when you have worked on it extensively for a long period of time. Now I embracing the prospect of reading it all back, and making the necessary changes.
As my WIP is a non-fiction biography, there is less to edit than there would be in a novel. My main task is to make sure everything I have written is relevant, contains enough detail, depth and context, and that all the facts are correct. There is also the small matter of structure and ensuring it is written to a reasonable standard.
The thought of publishing feels daunting, but it is always in my mind, and I shall try and take the rights steps to achieve that in the weeks ahead, as the editing continues. But it feels exciting!
Elsewhere, I have a new magazine article to write, and thankfully a nice long deadline to get it completed by. I have just made a start, and feel fairly confident about this one. Short-term deadlines fill me with anxiety, so for that to be taken away is a huge bonus.
And of course I am trying, sometimes unsuccessfully, to fit this all around my blog posts and a full-time job, so who knows how long I can keep it going?!
Finally, I just want to say how much I admire everyone who is taking part in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which includes many fellow bloggers. It is a massive and very brave commitment which I certainly would find it impossible to try, so all the best for the final week of writing! 🙂
Have a great weekend,