This is where my head is right now- Trafalgar Square at Christmas, huge tree, glowing lights, carol singers, and all the trimmings.
Just sneaking a quick break from writing to get in a post.
I have a July 10 deadline for an Entangled Call for Submissions, so I’m writing writing writing! Loving this story, a Christmas romance. The weather here in the UK is definitely cold enough now even though it’s mid-summer that imagining myself in the middle of a chilly London Christmas hasn’t been too hard. The only time my feet have been out of Ugg boots (fake of course, I’m vegan!) this week is when I’m asleep or when I’m at work.
It’s perfect timing for this to be the first week of my job share at the Day Job to kick in. I’m now a full-time writer, part-time nurse.
I need to get writing and submitting to justify the 50% drop in household income. I also need not to pressure myself too much with expectations that will paralyse me.
Anyway, back to the story. I’m writing way longer than I planned. Editing the story to the required length will be a killer. I’m leaving the first draft rough, typos and all, so I don’t have something that looks pretty already when I start edits. I’m hoping that will help me be more ruthless with the necessary cuts. I’m guessing I’ll need to slice between a third and a quarter off my length.
Which is better than my last submitted story, which I’m going to slice exactly in half when the time comes to edit that!
Hope you all are having a happy and creative day.