PROGRESS. OF A TYPE.

I realise I’ve not been around these part lately. There’s a very good reason for that.

We’re up to inputs time. Thankfully, it’s school holidays, so I have a chance to get large batches done each day. The second draft of Ghost Tracks should be just about completed by the time we have to get back into our school routine.

Give me a short while. I’ll be back soon.

 

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Page 129 of 203. or, to put it another way, I’ve edited enough today: I’ll do that bit tomorrow. 

 

FIRST DRAFT, DONE.

And that’s the first line-edit of Ghost Tracks done: 201 pages; 56,000 words; and far too many scribbled corrections.

Now for the inputting, which takes waaaaay longer: every decision leading to another decision, and down the rabbit hole we shall go, dancing……

THE RIGHT WORDS IN THE ORDER RIGHTLY

I realise I’ve been quiet for the last little while, but there’s a very good reason for that: I’ve started editing Ghost Tracks.

I don’t really enjoy editing, if I’m honest. I enjoy the creation of a novel, the red-hot rush of words and scenes that are involved in discovering the story for the first time. Because of the way I write, I often discover things only shortly before the characters do, and it’s that thrill, that sense of creating something new, and clever, and surprising, that I live for. Reordering words already written, poring over a story already told, well, that’s just drudgery.

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