16 February 2008
I’ve been struggling to make progress on the novel recently. After trying to blame the usual suspects (overtiredness, overwork, etc.), I have come to the conclusion that I took a wrong turning a few thousand words ago. Looking back over what I have written in the past month, it is fairly clear that I have revealed too much, too early. As a result, I find myself becoming bored with what I am now writing – a 25,000-word anticlimax is no way to end a novel! So I need to backtrack and hide one or two crucial pieces of information from the reader.