The grind

I’m now 89 pages through the book’s final edit, and fully remembering what a debilitating fucking grind working on a piece this large can be. I’m aiming to get it live in October now, and I’m working on it every night. Between 5-10 pages are completed each day. I have to do it once the kids are in bed, and by 10pm I’m cross-eyed, so there’s a limit to what can happen. I’m going to start setting aside time at weekends, or it’s going to be tough to get it out before November.

As annoying as it is, though, I’ve been pleased with the last sections. I feel I’m best when I let myself run, rather than forcing myself into a structure, and I enjoy surrealism. It winds up towards the end, and ensuring the story didn’t leak nearly drove me insane at the time; I’m fairly sure it stands up. I’m very much looking forward to people reading it. I’m not worried about it any more, to be honest.

I’ve reserved a domain, so I need to sort out a site in the next week. As I said in the last post, I’ll start talking about the name and premise when I hit 100 pages edited.


4 Comments on “The grind”

  1. Moertel says:

    Take your time Pat, no need to rush now. Just make sure it comes out before the next Clancy novel 😛

  2. Pat says:

    Before November or bust. Got to get it done. Just need to stop sleeping completely to fit it in. It's the only way.

  3. Grill says:

    Looking forward to seeing what you come up with, to be honest. You have a most original brain, from what I've seen on here.

  4. Pat says:

    Thanks! I'm looking forward to seeing what you think of it. Hopefully, it won't be, "This is shit. Give me my pound back."

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