After a massive great push over the Diamond Jubilee weekend where I literally locked myself in the flat for four days and wrote nearly 70 pages, I have finished a first draft.
It’s long and needs trimming and I can see where themes haven’t been developed as well or as fully as they could be, but it’s something to work with.
The characters come across well, but there is still much work to be done. But the bones of it are there, the skeleton. There are good lines and less good lines, long conversations and short as well as unnecessary ones.
But the important thing is that the hardest part is done: the first draft.
Now, a bit of a rest, some distance. Start editing in August.
For now, a bit of research, a bit of consideration, and a much needed break.