Finally! it’s taken me until late afternoon to write about yesterday… wow, where has the day gone? It’s been devoured by children I think, and rain, and slow but early starts.
I managed to make it all the way through to the end of the comments on Lifelines yesterday, which felt like a nice achievement, and today I’ve been making chapters. It feels easier than I expected, which suggests I’ve spent far too long over-thinking chapters, and perhaps from now on won’t be too worried about them!
This gentle easing into editing was chosen deliberately. It’s been… well, a year since I finished the second draft of this novel and I’ve managed to avoid it one way or another since then, but I really want this to be the last push. I don’t want to set it aside for another project until it’s ‘ready’ for submission.
Okay, since starting this post I’ve almost finished with the chapters, which means I can start on the more in depth editing stuff tomorrow. I think I’ll pause though and try to get the Great Escape finished as I’d love to get that ticked off the list this week. I’m really feeling like I have some balance going at the moment, and managing to get the household stuff done while Lauren is awake means that as soon as I manage to get her down for a nap I can get stuck into my writing.
It’s working at the moment, though I think it might take awhile before the temptation to skive off and do other stuff doesn’t hit me when I get the spare time. As with anything else, habits take a little time to form, I just have to stick with it until it does 🙂