I had intended to have read and reviewed Eden Winter's Diversion for this post but, with everything else, I haven't quite finished the book. I'll finish it this weekend, think about it for a couple of days and then write the review for next week, so look for that then.
I've been very busy with my day job so pretty much everything else is put aside until I clear the decks there a little. The centenary of the beginning of WWI is coming up and I've been organising an exhibition for it. It's a huge undertaking, liaising with everyone who's contributing and deciding what gets displayed and where, but I've been enjoying it.
I've also been working on my next novel in the snippets of time available to me this week. I had a problem where there were huge gaps in the plot during the first ten chapters and I thought I had to write completely new chapters to slot in between them. I found this week as I was going over the GMC for each major character and re-checking the scene map, that I have the plot elements all there where they're supposed to be. Right now, though, they're just scenes. I have to expand them all to chapters, adding the drama and backstory that's currently missing. So, there's still a lot of writing to do, but it's not as bad as I thought it was to start with. I'm helping a cousin move house today, but tomorrow is planned as a writing day at the library, so I'll get one of those scenes expanded to a chapter then. ... and just that sentence has taken the hard work of novel-writing straight up to *fun*.
E E Montgomery
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