Friday, 8 May 2015

Draft completed

I have completed the first draft - 87,000 words - of Murder For A Grandmother. Two people have seen it and their view is that it is good but still needs work. Now I have to decide where the work has to be done. Some of it is obvious but other areas are subjective matters of judgment and at the end of the day I am the one who has to decide. I plan to work in scenes with a checklist of what that scene has to achieve and what has to be done within it. Along the way I hope some of the broader issues will make themselves clear and I will work through them. Hope to start on it tomorrow or maybe Monday.