I got on well while the internet was down –so much less to distract me. I finished the first draft of Rock-a-bye Baby. I had an idea of how it would end but only knew for certain when I wrote it, if that makes any sense.
I sometimes find my characters surprising me. ‘Wow, I wouldn’t have thought of that!’ I say to myself. I suppose it’s another side of me doing the writing – one I have less control over. Probably that’s what makes writing so much fun.
Anyway my aim is to finish Rock-a-bye completely and get it published on Amazon before we go to Singapore on 18th December. Then I plan to take a complete break over the holiday period. We will be visiting our daughter and son-in-law and also taking a trip to Borneo with them. Sounds amazing – a holiday of a lifetime.
So I was not best pleased when last night, as I was checking for the umpteenth time to see if my internet access had been restored, another story popped into my head. That’s not allowed – that’s not the way it’s supposed to happen. I have to finish one book before starting another. That's the rule. Now I can’t wait to start the new one. I always have to have a title. My working title is A Fairy Tale but actually I am pretty sure that will be the subtitle or part of the title. I have the main characters, the basic story line, the introduction, the first couple of lines and the last couple of lines, all in my head; I haven’t written a word yet. This is always the best time – when it’s new and exciting. But the timing is BAD! I have so much to do before I go away. And three parties next week – well it is that time of year.
Till next time J