Friday, 22 February 2013

An author's Early Morning

More often than not I am awake by 6 a.m. when I make a cup of Rooibus tea and switch on the laptop.

By six o'clock this morning, my painful back a little better in spite of the osteopath's treatment on Tuesday, I started work.

At the moment, amongst other things, I am working on pre-edits of my new novel set in the reign of Queen Anne Stuart 1702-1714. I have highlighted the words on MuseItUppublishing's pre-edit list e.g. around instead of round as in she looked around not she looked round, toward instead of towards and as.

The pre-edits tighten the novel, and while I'm going through them I'm also tweaking it. Hopefully, I can finish a chapter a day and keep up with other commitments.

I revised a chapter, had breakfast and then checked my e-mails.

It's now quarter past ten and almost time to turn off the laptop and get on with the day until 4 p.m. when I shall review a novel, critique a chapter of another novel and get on with other 'writerly' matters.