Why Did The Policeman Cross the Road?

By Stevyn Colgan

Not so much police intelligence as intelligent policing

Monday, 29 June 2015

They think it's all over ... it is now (almost)

It's 3.15am on a Monday morning and I've just typed the final full stop of the first draft of WDTPCTR. What started as an idea eight years ago has now taken, if not physical form, digital form at least.

The book is written, all 600 pages and 172,000 words of it. Phew. I'm so tired I swear I can smell colours.

I set myself a deadline that I'd deliver the book to my editor on July 1st and I stand a good chance of doing that now. I'm going to have a final read through tomorrow and then hand it over.

And then I'm going to relax. For a bit. There will undoubtedly be some re-writes and jiggery-pokery to do but the hardest part of writing a book - the physical work of nailing what's in your head to the page - is done. The next stage, the revising, editing and tweaking, is much more fun.

But first, some much needed sleep.

NN x

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

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Chris Emerson
 Chris Emerson says:

Awesome! Can't wait to read it :)

posted 29th June 2015

Chris Bartlett
 Chris Bartlett says:

Congratulations!

posted 29th June 2015

Caz Thomson
 Caz Thomson says:

Well done! :)

posted 29th June 2015

Stevyn Colgan
 Stevyn Colgan says:

Thank you all :)

I'm exhausted! Just polishing off some research for the final two episodes of 'The Museum of Curiosity' Series 8 and then, a final read-through before submission.

Excitements!

posted 29th June 2015

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