Managed to polish off the polish of ‘The Underway’ in record time compared with the months – even years – it has taken to re-edit my two long novels, but a) it’s a (much) shorter book and b) it doesn’t have the problem of needing updates to stay contemporary. Submitted it to the Mslexia competition well ahead of the deadlines so am really pleased with that.
The guidelines came from Fiction Feast in record time and I did quite a major rewrite of ‘The Secret Heart’, even renaming it, so that has now been posted, as FF communicate via traditional postage methods.
So I finally feel I’m getting somewhere. I still have to re-read ‘Green Magic’ in a couple of weeks, to try to catch any other typing mistakes or continuity errors, but I have almost cleared the decks so that I can get back to novels I’ve had to park unfinished for more years than I care to remember. So the last few weeks have been really productive.