The novel proceeds apace and is currently beng edited. It is amazing how many errors, either of fact or construction can creep in, no matter how careful I am.
Fortunately, my main characters are their own people, so required no additional work. They ‘lived’ right from the start and dictated their progress quite readily without too much interference from me!
My method of writing, if it can be called that, is to have a strong, overall idea of where the story has to go and then let situations develop as the result of my characters actions. I almost never write rigid plotlines, and never force a character to behave in a manner to suit the storyline. They know how to behave.
For me all writing comes from either the subconscious mind or an external ‘muse’ – I have no idea which, and honestly do not care, as long as the ideas keep on coming.
My beta readers have unedited copies at the moment so I will await their findings with some trepidation. More news when I have it.