Sunday, 10 June 2012
I haven't posted here for a long time, because frankly there hasn't been anything much to say. I was quite unwell over the winter and was unable to make any progress on my new novel for a whole six months, which naturally I found intensely frustrating. Now that I'm back working on it again, I'm up against an intractable deadline since it's due to be published on 1 November. Fortunately so far I am managing to meet my targets, and will have reached the two-thirds mark within the next week or so, but the schedule is now rather tighter than I'm used to. The good news, however, is that the next book is likely to be very much shorter and not to take anything like as long to complete; books that require a whole year to write have a nasty tendency to take over one's life, and probably end up longer than the general taste prefers, but unfortunately there's very little that can be done about that!