I recently delivered the first draft of my second novel to my editor at HarperCollins, and – although the book won’t be published until 2016 – I won’t be lying around relaxing and ordering my husband to peel me grapes for the rest of this year. (He’d refuse to do it, anyway, but that doesn’t stop me fantasising.)
In reality, and instead of lounging about and peeling my own grapes, I’ll still be working on the book for most of 2015. That’s because delivery of a manuscript to your publisher is only the beginning of the process, and not the end.
Over the next few months, I’ll be editing the manuscript, and I’ll also be blogging about what happens to the book as it journeys from first draft to eventual publication. You’ll be able to read about what that involves in my blog on this website, along with a description of the nervous breakdown I’m bound to be having by then.
If you’d also like to read my original Mid-Wife Crisis blog, (the one on which my novel, “Diary of an Unsmug Married” was based), you can access that by clicking here.