Tuesday, 21 July 2020
In the home straight...
It's been an exciting week for "Game On".
Firstly I've reached 58,000 words - 58,134 to be precise - and I have just three chapters left to complete before I can submit the manuscript to the publishers. I had hoped to have my draft finished for the end of August, but it looks like it might be a little sooner at this rate.
Then starts the fascinating process of editing, proofing, designing and eventually taking it to book sellers six months before publication in autumn 2021.
I've thoroughly enjoyed the writing process (once I'd got over the scary thought of 70,000 words). It's been brilliant to have the chance research and explore the growth of women's sport and I'm enormously grateful to the experts and trailblazers who have so kindly shared their knowledge.
Secondly this week, I reached 500 supporters for the book which is amazing. In fact that's now increased to 514, so thanks to everyone who backed the book in the last couple of days.
It's incredibly motivating for me to know I have this supportive group of people who have pledged for the book. Your kindness is very much appreciated. I hope you enjoy being on this book writing journey with me.
Thank you all again. I'm off to do some more writing!