No Squee Sunday because…


I’m very, very close to the end of the second draft of my novel, “Murder by Starlight”. 99,000 words down, about 2,000 to go. I can’t bear to stop.

When I get to


I will have a coherent novel. There will still be things to fix, but unlike the first draft I won’t have things like:

  • [Write a scene here in which they quarrel and stop speaking]
  • People going to sleep in one place and waking up an hour’s drive away
  • Two Mondays in a row
  • Someone reading a book and then ordering it three chapters later

So excuse me, I absolutely must go and write.

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

This article has 1 Comment

  1. Writing and not posting seems fair enough to me! Not that I’m an anxious beta reader or anything…

    It’s already a good read, it’ll be terrific once you’ve fixed the stuff that’s not quite there yet.

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