Erin Green Author - blog
Ahoy, I’m back. I took a few weeks off having submitted my fourth and final book of the series, ‘A Shetland Christmas Carol’ to my publishers. The final week was a strange situation, one I’ve never encountered before, as the proofread for Shetland book 3 arrived on my desk. Timelines and deadlines tend to cross over in this business, so it was strange having two books in the system, at different stages, both requiring my attention. Daunting but doable, so yeah, I took some time out to recover from the long hours once both tasks were complete.
And then, I read, sketched, painted, sewed and dog walked my way towards a planning session and a brand-new book was born. And, the joy starts again! I’m a few weeks into writing draft 1 having taken it at a leisurely pace so far. There’s a 24 hour write-a-thon organised by London Writers’ Salon starting on Friday, 25th March so I’ve signed up and intend to write a fair amount during the challenge. I won’t be present for the entire duration, as this girl needs her sleep, but I’ll definitely be attending the majority of hourly sessions. I’m treating it as a ‘stay-at-home-writers-retreat’ so I’ll fill the fridge with goodies and plod along with my word count. Update: I managed to write for 17 hour of the 24 hour stint (I need sleep nowadays) adding 14,854 words to my latest WIP.
Experiment news - my handwritten book is coming along nicely. I'll let you know when I start the typing process; it'll be a messy situation, for sure!