I have just found this great article published by diyauthor.com, How to Edit a Novel: The Final Pass, from which I have unashamedly stolen this wonderful quote …

Many modern novels have a beginning, a muddle and an end

Philip Larkin

… which has brought me back down from the sunbed I’ve been lounging on for the past week, back home and back to reality.

I am about a quarter of the way through the 7th rewrite of the novel-in-progress.  I managed to leave my Mac and manuscript at home for a week whilst on holiday as I promised not to do any editing whilst we were away.



Ahh … the pain of separation … but now … it’s back to sorting out my muddle in the middle. 



With thanks to diyauthor.com for some sound advice.