Archive for August, 2009

Stick a Fork in me… I’m done!

August 19, 2009

The Major has been handed in. I feel about three stone lighter, which is ironic given that’s roughly the quantity of alcohol I’m about to consume.


Major Heartache

August 14, 2009

Yet more changes. Alex suggested I put in a new scene to explain why the villains are chasing after them. He also reckoned I need to change the big showdown at the end, to have the hero be more pro-active.

Getting all this supplemental material together right now. I reckon, all in, the Major will add up to about 500 pages, including the rough draft, and all this background character gumph. It’s lucky we’ve still got free printer access.

Nervous Days

August 8, 2009

So. Getting there at last. Dissertation finished and handed in. I’m feeling good about it. The subject matter seemed to genuinely interest my tutor.

The Major is still keeping me up at night. I don’t know how many more drafts of this thing I can be bothered for. Still, had a phone call with Nell and she was lovely as ever. Extremely supportive and positive about it.

I’ll just have to plough on. Two weeks to go. Almost there…