Ouija boards are frustratingly slow.
Apparently the sprawling gothic castle does not come with the job.
Ectoplasm is a bugger to get out of the keyboard.
There is zero sympathy available if you start rattling your chains in the middle of the night.
There are whole new definitions available for the term ‘deadline’.
Wailing is not as cathartic or effective as you thought it was going to be.
Stained sheets are not a good look.
Once upon a time, many years ago, I wrote an 80k novel in six weeks. It nearly broke me. This time I’ve written a 50k novel in three weeks, managing to take weekends off and keep other things – like this blog – going. I’ve learned a lot since that first go at writing a novel to order.
Without inspiration, I don’t tend to write. However, one of the things most likely to motivate and inspire me is someone needing me to do something. The things that made this book problematic and technically difficult were also the things that set my brain working and enabled me to find a way through this project.