Posted @ 14:26:38 on 23 April 2009
Well, the book is almost finished and I am really excited. It has been so long in the writing, and all of a sudden, like so many other things I have been really working hard at over the last period of time, it seems to be coming into flower. Last night I had a meeting with my Editor and I got some really lovely feedback. She is the first person to have read the whole manuscript from start to finish, so it was really nice to hear her impressions. When you are writing a manuscript, particularly one which is so deeply personal, it is very difficult to know if the story hangs together, if the pace is right, if the character's work. For all I know it could have been a very self-indulgent wailing session, but the feedback is positive. And that means the world to me. So now all that remains is to integrate her adjustments to the manuscript, and then I have a final draft. Now all I have to do is work out what to do with it next!