Month: February 2012

Falling into place?

So having got the manuscript and other ‘stuff’ off to Emma, I thought I’d take a look at the next book. The first step was to decide on a plot. The outline came fairly quickly and easily, two pages of…

Done and Dusted!

Finito! Well, maybe. I’ve done all the ‘homework’ that ‘Miss Emma’ insistes on, chapter synopsis, book synopsis, contents table etc etc. I’ve actually edited about four thousand words out of the book, which I think makes it a lot tighter…

Editing

I decided to set myself a timetable for the initial editing process, otherwise nothing would get done! So, as I’m off to Brisbane for ten days next week because my Fiji visa runs out and believe it or not it’s…

Finished!!!

Apart from a chapter by chapter review, spell and grammar check that is. Oh and not to mention a book synopsis, chapter synopsis and chapter word count. Apart from that, it’s taken just twelve months, one shipwreck and the end…

A productive weekend

The weather here in Fiji has been pretty damn wet these last few days, in fact I read that the rainfal last week was ‘the most intensive anywhere on the planet’. That meant that I spent the entire weekend writing.It…

Sometimes it works

In an effort to get the writing flowing again, I decide to write out a couple of chapter plans. It was really frustrating, I knew where the story was going, I even knew how it ended and in fact was…