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Back to the beginning

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Back to the beginning

I have reached an impasse with my new novel, Magick; I know what the ending is, I have ironed out a few difficulties with plot lines, I know where it is going… but I have somehow run out of steam actually writing it… as if it’s slipped away from me, like knitting might slip from your lap when you reach a tricky bit and stop to look at the pattern again… the half-knitted item slips to the floor, a needle slips a few stitches, you lose count of the row you’re on and by the time you’ve picked up the dropped stitches and found your place in the pattern you have lost your impetus.

So with Magick, I am going right back to the beginning and reading the whole thing through, which allows me to pick up and edit errors, erase stuff that’s boring or repetitive, and to make the whole thing clearer and neater and, I hope, give me the oomph to crack on to the end.

I am thinking that a publication date might be the end of September… unless I publish another book which I wrote some time ago and have been editing quite brutally, The Double Act. If that came out in September, then Magick could be perfect (well as near as I can make it so!) to be published in November…

About Lois

I am a writer living in the west of England; my most recent e-novel is 'Beyond Hope', the 4th in my Radwinter series. It and all my books are available on Amazon. My next novel, 'Lucky Portbraddon' will be published in the autumn. I hope my blog will engage you with my other interests, music, family history and food... Most of all I hope you engage with my writing and my thoughts on the process... at least, on my process!! You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter

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  1. Chasing the treads of ideas left behind in the knitting of the story.
    :-)

    Jim

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