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.