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Slogging through the middle

The last week or so has been increasingly heavy going, with not a great deal of progress. It hasn’t helped that I’ve had a busy week at work and some minor health issues, punctuated by the excitement of seeing my finished cover – but I’ve really not written anything for several days.

I’m hoping I made a breakthrough this afternoon, during a long soak in the bath (seems to be my best place for inspiration!). I’ve been trying to re-use some of the scenes from the first draft, but I’m increasingly coming to the conclusion that some of them just don’t fit the new plot, so I keep having to back-track and cut material then replace it with something that actually works. As I said in my last post, if I can get past this stage, things should start to pick up, but it’s slow, tedious work at the moment!