Thursday, 8 October 2020
All of the right words in the wrong order
An update on The Pyjama Myth has been a long time coming! I’ll give you the short version: the first draft is complete! I’ve been bribing myself with cake every 5000 words. As a writing tool I really recommend it.
The longer version of this update is that the first draft needs a lot of work – more than the initial optimistic deadline that I set myself allows. Writing through a pandemic and dealing with a bout of mental health issues recently mean that I need a little more time to get those words into top shape. There’s a really great book in that draft, one that’s more intricate and involved than my initial outline, and I really want to explore this fully.
So a little more time is what I’ve got: a few more months before I submit this version and get to work on it with the good folk at Unbound. I hope that I’ll be working on the development edit with Unbound early in the new year, which pushes publication back a little. I know that this time will make for the best and most useful book that I can write for freelancers.
Thanks again for all of the support and cheerleading, it really means a lot.