The end of editing Darkness, Set us Free is close. So close, I can taste the freedom around the corner. I have one and a half chapters to go. I and I couldn’t be happier.
I’ve spent almost two months editing this manuscript, and a good chunk of it was devoted to two chapters. But I pushed through. I basically rewrote the two ‘problem’ chapters, and I have been tearing through the second half of the novel at breakneck speed (for me anyway) ever since.
I don’t know why, but editing this novel has been a real struggle. My motivation has been low, and the confidence I usually have in my writing has been lacking. All the usual tricks to help get me motivated have failed. But I have tried my very best to push through.
Hopefully, I will finish my edits by the end of today. Then all that’s left is a final read-through to make sure all the changes flow together. Unless I get distracted (I’m currently attempting to bake ciabatta bread and Cornish pasties at the same time, so the risk of distraction is high) or am low on motivation.
On the flip side, due to Auckland’s current lockdown, there’s not much else to do during the weekend, except write, right? No excuses!