I have just found this great article published by diyauthor.com, How to Edit a Novel: The Final Pass, from which I have unashamedly stolen this wonderful quote …

Many modern novels have a beginning, a muddle and an end

Philip Larkin

… which has brought me back down from the sunbed I’ve been lounging on for the past week, back home and back to reality.

I am about a quarter of the way through the 7th rewrite of the novel-in-progress.  I managed to leave my Mac and manuscript at home for a week whilst on holiday as I promised not to do any editing whilst we were away.

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Ahh … the pain of separation … but now … it’s back to sorting out my muddle in the middle. 

 

 

With thanks to diyauthor.com for some sound advice.

Written by Tessa Barrie

Writer and blogger from Jersey in the Channel Islands UK who believes life is too short to be niche. 🙃 Currently working on her first novel.

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