So close I can taste it. But it’s been that way for many weeks now. I just want it done. What am I talking about? My writing endeavours of course: the third book in my series, ‘Bentwhistle the Dragon in A Twisted Prophecy’. The editing is tantalisingly close to being finished. After that, we’re just waiting for the cover to be completed which is being worked on as I write.
It has been a labour of love for what I suppose is about 18 months now, an 18 month period which has probably been the worst of my life, given what has happened to my eldest daughter during that time. The earliest memories of writing parts of this book spring from dark corners of my mind, unable to sleep at ridiculous hours of the night (or morning more likely), in cramped hospital beds with barely enough light to see, let alone write. But write I did. Not only blog posts, but the continuing adventures of the dragons that haunt my dreams, sleeping and waking alike. The much later stages have developed in scattered free moments, of which there are many, most of which I try to use for writing or something related to it. Early mornings and late evenings both provide refuge and more importantly quiet, which I find helps me refine my thoughts and get them onto the computer more efficiently and effectively. Still, there are odd times when the kids are by my side (quite literally), doing homework, reading, drawing, etc, where I still manage to get some work done. At some stages I’ve used every valuable moment available to me, almost right down to the very second. As per usual though, life invariably gets in the way, creating its normal level of havoc and chaos.
Still, it’s almost done. But like a kid on Chrismas Eve, I really can’t wait any longer. I’m desperate to know what others think, and let them see just where the continuing adventures of the dragons take them. Will there be shocks and surprises? Of course. Will you be able to predict the course of events? Not a hope. Will danger and peril lurk around every corner? Almost certainly. Will you enjoy the ride? I most certainly hope so.