A Third Down

Hello from my dining room table, aka my writing desk. I thought I’d post a quick update as I’ve reached a milestone this week – I’ve completed just over one third of my rough draft (I am 16 chapters into what is looking to be around a 35-40 chapter novel).

My highly suspect wave of momentum doesn’t seem to be dissipating anytime soon, and I may even beat my self-imposed deadline, to finish the rough draft on Saturday 19th November.

This writing gig hasn’t been without its blips. Last night my three supporting characters (from ‘magazines past’) took me on a plot diversion I hadn’t anticipated. The result – my plan is completely thrown out and I’ve had to rethink carefully-plotted sequences. Hopefully, the characters concerned will earn their place more firmly in the novel, to justify these turns of events. They know who they are.

It’s been an enjoyable ride so far, and I can’t wait to see how the novel progresses, and whether or not my characters behave as they should. At this rate, I can’t promise anything, but that’s all part of the fun.

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Yours in creativity,

Jackie

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