I’ve finished polishing it!!! My first book, Golden Obsession, is ready to run. Now, comes the laborious bit – finding an agent! Of course, the manuscript still needs an editor/critque to run their eye over it.
I can’t wait to start typing up my second book. Yesterday, while the children swam, I wrote another chapter of my teen novel. My problem is not discipline in getting myself to sit down and start writing. Quite the opposite – I get so engrossed in the story that I can’t stop. Last night I got to bed at 3am! When I’m slap bang in the middle of a book I get completely tangled up in the characters lives. With my second book I was in tears for a whole evening until I’d resolved the dilemna the heroine found herself in.
This morning I thought – maybe I ought to wait and see whether or not the first book has market potential before I go ahead and write more. But, you know what, I enjoy the process so much that I’ll just carry on doing it anyway. I know my friends and family like the books, so maybe it’ll be a private thing.
I read out excerpts to my daughter (edited, of course) and she loves them, hence the need for a teen novel. Maybe I’ll persuade her to a do a mum/daughter collaboration.