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Today is a complete contrast from yesterday. Blazing blue sky, lots of warm sun, and a feeling like all I want to do is lie around and read (which is perfectly allowed of course). Despite that, I’m feeling really positive about the work, and have managed to write a few thousand words already in three or four different scenes that I had no idea were going to be part of the story.

That might sound a bit weird, but it’s funny – I haven’t been able to see a way forward with this work for the last three years, and suddenly all these paths have opened up. The thing that is quite amusing about the particular path I am on at the moment is that it’s one my supervisor brought up and I shot down in flames almost as soon as he said it. I don’t want to admit he was right (I never will!), but perhaps I need to admit you can never close off doors in a story. You just don’t know what will happen.