Tuesday, 26 February 2013

A reader reaction to aspire to

The latter part of my half-term break did end up being rather productive.  Yes, I know, I'm surprised too.

I wrote Chapter 43 on Wednesday, 44 on Thursday and Friday, and 45 on Saturday and Sunday.  And just as I finally, gloriously, got into the swing of writing for the bulk of the day again, work reappears, rudely waking me from my creative bliss to remind me that, alas, real life does still exist.

Not that I'll stop writing now that the holiday is over obviously.  I'm still committed to my Don't-Break-the-Chain method and will continue to write every day, providing no great calamity occurs or that I just don't bother waking up and getting out of bed one day.  Believe me, it's a very tempting thought sometimes, especially when winter just WON'T BUGGER THE FECK OFF!!

Yeah, I'm needing me some sunshine.

During the break I also finished The Novice by Trudi Canavan.  I've said it before and I'll say it again - my goodness it is an amazing book.  The standard of the writing, the characterisation, the intricacy of the world, the imagination behind it all... I just can't help but gush.

When I finished it, I literally hugged it.  Yeah, we're all perfectly aware that I'm a nerd etc etc, but if someone, somewhere, ever loves something I've written enough to hug it, I will be a very happy author indeed.

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