Monday, 13 July 2020
I've handed in my first draft!!!!!!
Guys, there have been moments over these last few months that left me wondering if I'd ever get this thing submitted and I can happily say that as of 22.46 on 13th July 2020 my first draft (albeit pretty rough) has made it's merry way to Unbound to be read by my editor. I might cry.
Obviously I've no clue if what I've written is any good - because believe it or not biased twin sisters don't count for feedback - but I am about 56% sure I'm happy with what I've done. I hope it's normal to start hating every word you've written and wishing you'd never decided to write a book.....?
I can't believe I'm at 150% of my funding now and how that equates to lots of lovely people who will receive this book (currently, maybe, hopefully next Spring) - it's definitely been the best motivator. I can tell you what ISN'T a good motivator: a global pandemic. I lost count of the people telling me what perfect timing it was to knuckle down and write when, ya know, I couldn't leave the house. But golly has my mind gone to some weird and wonderful and awful and dark places over this time (I'm sure you're the same) and I can tell ya that aint conducive to book writing. Nor are my procrastination skills. But still, I perservered.
I will update again as I go through the editing phase but I just wanted to send a quick 'hello' and 'thank you' which may also serve as assurance that I'm not dead. YAY.
Over and out for now x