IT’S ALL IN THE EDIT…
At last the first draft of ALL THERE IS, the fourth book in the Foxwood Series is finished. Yes, a reason for celebration and joy, but now the hard work really begins…THE EDIT!
This stage presents a million and one questions to the writer:
So, don’t let a terrier become a poodle, or the train she ran for morph into a bus or even describe her head of dark springy curls as a smooth sweep of auburn hair –not without a visit to the hair salon anyway.
Continuity is vital, especially if, in a series of books, you cover four years or so of action, as my Foxwood books do. Obviously the characters have to age – but I have to make sure they don’t become totally different people who happen to have the same names.
Heigh ho! I said this was a difficult stage. I’d better get back to it.
Now what car did Viv drive? Was it a Peugeot or a Seat? Still, I suppose she could have changed it during that time.