|A beautiful sky to look at helps the writing process.|
However, the good part of today was a writing a funny scene which made me laugh. The tea I was drinking went down the wrong way and left me coughing like crazy for a while. All worth it!
The other good thing is that I have reached the 20,000 word mark. I am still worried about keeping the story going without padding it out with useless stuff.
Over the weekend I was off colour. I had a temperature but no other symptoms and Sunday was an awful writing day. But I kept at it and am still on target to finish in time as long as I keep up.
I still find I think about my characters, plot, scenes when I'm not writing and I spend time doing a little research as I go. My main worry is still sounding authentic in the genre. I have sent for a book recommended by a column writer in Writer's Forum entitled The Crime Writer's Guide to Police Practice and Procedure. It should arrive tomorrow. I didn't realise how hard it is find a book on UK Police. I found an excellent sounding one on Amazon and was keen to buy it but I didn't know whether it was UK of US. The description did not say. I read all the feedback comments and finally almost the very last comment said US. I was so disappointed. This could be a very long edit coming!