Erin Green Author - blog
It’s been a while since I’ve given you a little update, so here goes: Firstly, I’ve been quiet in recent week as I’m juggling. Camp NaNo started 1st April of which I was fully prepared for, but my structural edits for Shetland book four landed back on my desk at the end of March meaning the two have overlapped. I’m happy to see Shetland book 4 again, don’t think I’m not, but I didn’t want their delivery in April.
As a result, my previous Camp NaNo plans of indulging my creative muse in compiling a fun draft has gone to pot. I’ve literally managed the basic word count of 1667 each day ensuring that I hit the 50,000 words goal by 30th April. Each afternoon, I’ve then switched projects to Shetland book four for the rest of the day as my deadline is 21st. The constant switching between projects and retaining the plot information does take its toll, as it’s much easy focusing on one project, but needs be. The only solution would have been to abandon Camp NaNo – which is never an option in my world!
The good news is that the end is in sight regarding the structural edits for Shetland book 4, so I’ll be waving those goodbye on Thursday and will be diving into Camp NaNo for the final week!
Secondly, my other news is that my little handwriting project which I started way back in autumn has reached a mile stone: I’ve finished draft one. I’ve put it aside in recent weeks (see above for details) as I need to start the laborious task of typing up the three notebooks that I’ve ended up filling. Actually, the typing isn’t the issue – reading my scribbly handwriting might be! I’ll let you how it went once the deed is completed. There’s definitely pros and cons to handwriting a book – I have more appreciation for the Jane Austen brigade having tried it.
Anyway, that’s a little about what I’m squirrelling away at – I’m counting down the days until Thursday, Though, to be fair I’ll be sorry to see Shetland book 4 returned to my editor as this is the final book in the series and saying goodbye to my lovelies is drawing closer.