Saturday, 13 December 2008

Is it me, or is it a bit drafty in here

After five long, word-filled years, it looks like I've actually finished the first draft of the novel that has been hounding my waking and sleeping hours. And more than that, it actually seems to hold together quite nicely, and is a book I'd quite like to read myself, had I not written. So all in all, I'm in the five or ten days long special place where it actually feels like I've achieved something, and I'm not full of self-doubt and anxiety over my work. Here's hoping the feeling can last until after Christmas. Now the next mountain to climb: typing the un-typed half up. Of course if anyone out there loves typing and is at a loose end...

8 comments:

Tim Stretton said...

Enjoy the moment, Neil: no-one can say you haven't earned it!

Marina72 said...

Congratulations Aliya!

Aliya Whiteley said...

Thanks Marina72, but all I've done it manage to resist the chocolate Santa on the tree so far. Still, I suppose that's worth applause too.

Well done Ratty.

Aliya Whiteley said...

Marina72, I've just realised you're Tara! Hello! Lovely review of the Mmm Girl by Faye, I thought. The book seems to be doing really well - deservedly so!

David Isaak said...

Great news, Neil. Has it got a title?

Neil said...

Yeah, it's called Red Diesel.

Thanks, all.

Anonymous said...

Well done, Neil! At it sounds as though you've been actually writing it, not typing it - 10/10 for effort :-)

Best
Ian

Marina72 said...

Oops, my mistake! Thanks Aliya, and congratulations to Neil...