(November 9 – 15)

I’ve done it. I’ve decided to do a fresh edit of the novel right from the start (again). I’m in a curious place where I have the motivation to write, but am not especially inspired by any of my new or current projects so I may as well make a push to get the novel into a decent shape. Besides, I’m still not quite happy with the evolution of my characters. They get to where they need to go, and they start in the right place: it’s just all the bits in between that need some work.

True, there is a risk of overworking it and turning out a story that’s even more sanitised than a George Michael single, but I just can’t help feeling that I really need to retread the journey right from the start in order to nail the finish.