Nothing much is doing in my camp these days as I wait. I am keeping busy with stuff of course, but I wait with strained patience for a word from the editors at my publishing house, for a verdict to my manuscript.
I am confident they will like it...I might even go as bold as to say they will love it, but it is a waiting game.
I am currently reading A Timely Dream again, just to refresh myself on the beginnings of this quirky trilogy.
I've got to say, you know, for a 'first book', it's not bad. Of course there are bits I would re-write or delete completely, but it is what it is, and I really was flying by the seat of my pants with Part One.
As far as the story goes, which was only going to be 1 book, but grew...I've followed this mantra:
Good. Better. Best.
That's what I have aimed for as I have written, expanding the story, and growing as a new writer.
But essentially, the story line is a good meaty one, it has grit and fibre, has light fluffy stuff, it has a few plucks at the heart strings, it's has some tender romance and bit-on -the -side lust, and it has good old fashioned humour. In Part One, it is largely about how the humble PTM came to be. It's a bit about relationships, and the only main involvement with Carrisbrook, the setting, is in the 2nd half when the residents go time travelling. But it sets the scene for what evolves to be a really entertaining, laugh out loud, 'I didn't see that coming' kind of read.
In Part Two the boat is pushed out even more, new characters, new scenarios, more of everything.
BUT in Part Three...
I have taken the reins for this last stage of the trilogy. And let me tell you, I had some FUN!
I have taken NO prisoners, I've added new characters again, and in some cases they have written themselves in. I just tapped the keys. The scenes and characters had been waiting a long time to be written in, I had them in my head for a good year and a half before they joined the world of Carrisbrook.
So, the first stage is over. The writing and my first edit is done.
NOW it is up to the editors to read and consider.
I have a very subtle twist toward the end of the book which is going to be a real game changer.
This is my first ever solo work, so I really can't wait to find out what they think.
It's a six week process with editing...so two weeks down...up to four more to go.