The first few days of the new project are behind me and I’m now feeling all the more confident about pulling this one off. My prose is sparse (for me!) and carefully measured, and I believe all I have to now do is continue as I’ve started (for the next nine to twelve months or so!)
My characters are there and, thanks to lots of preparation (twenty-five single-spaced pages of outlines), I almost feel as if I can leave them to get on with it. I won’t, of course. As anyone who’s written will tell you, give your characters too much rope and not only will they hang themselves, they’ll hang you, too. I’d advise against it 😉
Time to give my eyes a well-deserved rest.