Onwards and Upwards

So, I’m rewriting my first crime novel. It’s been in progress since 2010 and gone through quite a few changes – the current draft is number twelve. I know, compared to other authors, twelve drafts isn’t much – well, that’s what I tell myself.

Relative Justice (parts 1&2) is my first full-length crime/thriller story – so full in fact, I had to write a sequel to finish it. I’m happy with RJ2 and was hoping to have that available to read sometime in January, but then … dun, dun, dun … one of my writer buddies read RJ1 and gave me some incredible feedback. The review managed to wake me up and kick start my brain into edit mode. I suppose, if I’m honest, I sat on RJ1 for a year or so, unhappy with it and knowing it needed a rewrite. The latest feedback has given me a nudge in the right direction and I’m determined to have something uploaded by the end of January. We’ll see.

At the moment I’m taking a break, but once Christmas and the new year are out of the way, I’ll be putting into practice what I learned from NaNoWriMo. My mornings will be dedicated to writing and I’m aiming to write 2k before lunchtime. This worked well for me during NaNo and I’m sure I can keep it going.

We’ll see 🙂

Anyway, I hope Christmas and New Year celebrations leave you all fighting fit and raring to get back to whatever you do …

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year:

‘Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values’ ~ Thomas S Monson


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