After a long hard slog that has felt very unproductive, Ive finally reached the point where I can see where I'm going with my new novel. I began the summer with about ten thousand words completed but then the story took a different course. It reached a couple of blocked off pathways and I had to find new ways through.
But it's done! Those ten thousand words have been whittled down to about seven thousand. the locations are the same. The characters are the same - mostly. And those one or two episodes that turn out never to have happened? Well, they might form the basis of another story later on.