But yesterday I realised that I had reached the light which marked the end of my work in progress. I had said everything that needed to be said, got to the point where stretching out the novel for the sake of length would have been wrong and most likely spoilt the whole effect. And so I closed the file and finished it. I haven't typed the words, "The End" because I am sure there will be much to add, and too much to subtract. I have put my little memory sticks on which the book is saved, into a drawer and locked it. After the lambing I will open that drawer and begin the editing process which I know will be hard, but will mean another step nearer to presenting it for potential publication. I suspect finding a publisher will be the most difficult part, but for now I shall enjoy achieving my goal of writing my paranormal novel.
And so, in order to celebrate this achievement, I am giving away three copies of a children's book which I wrote myself and self-published. The book, Adventures at Aaron Loch Farm, is a compilation of children's stories which I wrote a few years ago. It's nothing fancy, but all my own work, including the book cover picture. But I'm proud of it, because it was the first book I had published, albeit by myself. I shall write all commenters names on a separate piece of paper then ask Amy to draw out three at random. I'm more than happy to post anywhere in the world. And if I get lots of comments I shall increase this giveaway to five copies, but if you would rather not receive a copy and you still want to leave a comment, just say, I won't in the least bit be offended. You know me, I love my comments. CJ xx