I'm in the last fifth of my Christmas story. I've finally hit the 40,000 word mark and I do know what's going to happen in the next two chapters. I just want someone else to write it for me.
It's quite sad as I really, really wanted to write a Christmas story for Mills and Boon. In fact I begged!
But part of my issue is the book I've written previously. Book 4 shot out of my fingers like wildfire. I don't know where it came from. It's part of a duet with Anne Fraser and I've just been given a title for it The Bond Between Strangers.
It seemed to have a life all of its own. I wrote everyday and couldn't stop. It wouldn't let me. I loved my characters and they spoke to me constantly.
This book has been like wading through treacle.
The beginning came easily, my partial went to my editor who gave me some pointers which have been amended accordingly. It's just the rest of it that's been the problem.
But I know I'm not the only one. Two books I've read recently have had interesting dedications that made me feel as if I'm not alone. Barbara Wallace's The Heart of a Hero which read To my editors - for being so patient while I worked to get this story just right, and Trish Wylie's The Inconvenient Laws of Attraction which read - For everyone who kept me from hitting the ground until I remembered how to fly again.
So I am absolutely determined to finish this week. 1500 words a day will do it.
And off I go....
Anyone else had a treacle like book??