I don't know what ambitious planet I was on last week when I said I'd finish this third novel by the end of July - but I'm back on planet earth again now and can safely say there is no way that's going to happen. What was I thinking??! There's way too much other stuff going on in the rest of my life - and besides, I've reached a tricky stage in the story where everything's got to crisis point and is very intense. I just can't do intense at the moment. I need some laughs and cheerfulness. Which is why I've started a new novel in the meantime!
I have been thinking about this one for a while, and yesterday afternoon I just started writing. The words came out so easily, before I knew it, there were 2,000 of them. And I'm pleased with it, too - I've got my characters set up and each of their plotlines running. I really enjoyed working on something more light-hearted and funny, that feels very 'Lucy Diamond' ish to me. I've got a good feeling about this!
We've just exchanged!! We're moving house!! It's all on!!