Wednesday, 9 January 2008

First Draft Now Complete

I'm pleased to report that I have at long last completed the first draft of Anne Droyd and the House of Shadows. Currently it stands at 84,000 words, which is 290 pages in paperback form.

During the editing period this will fluctuate, but I'm confident that the final version will be over the 250 page mark at least.

Like all writers, I improve with each piece I produce, and am confident that you will like what I have done with the characters. It's a natural progression and probably a better read than the first book.

I have been quite ill this past week with a virus. A really bad irritable cough has kept me up most nights and I have found that the best time to write is three o'clock in the morning! Once I have become a writer full-time it might be a good idea to work like that always.

Next up is the editing process, which will take a few months.

Still on target for a summer/autumn release.