sent The Golden Brick off this morning to get an edit. Hoping they won’t come back and say ‘the book is grand but the main character really doesn’t work’ or some such levelling feedback. It relies heavily on the one central character so if he isn’t at the races then the whole house of cards comes tumbling down. ‘Nibs crossed’ or whatever expression writers use instead of ‘fingers crossed’.

finishing touches put on book number two and e-mailed it to two people for a gut reaction. This is the point where you tell yourself it could be an absolute pile of………or it could actually be quite good- polarity of vision keeps the blood flowing!