Of course, everybody’s different. For some writers, it runs into triple figures, while others don’t draft at all. I remember learning about the writing process at high school. Now I know you’re stopping me right there: these days, we’re supposed to ignore everything we learnt in high school about writing. Nobody wants to read those… Continue reading How Many Drafts Does it Take?
In my last blog, I explained where I’m up to in my novel-writing process. This time, I thought I’d explain what happens after I finish writing it. Sure, I know – I need to get published, right? Only it’s not quite that simple. Six months ago, I thought the next step would be to find an agent.… Continue reading The Next Step
My friends and family keep asking me for an update on my novel. This is only natural and wonderfully supportive. But I have nothing to tell them: “Are you still writing it? they ask. “Of course,” I say. “So how long until I can buy it?” they ask. Like I said, they’re really… Continue reading When will I be finished?