I have just completed the first draft of my next Cassie Hardman novel. I’ve put it in a metaphorical drawer on my computer until February and then I will have to start punching it into shape. Writers are advised to read their work out loud in orer to check for mistakes but I have discovered a great ‘Text to speech’ app on my Kindle that will allow me to listen to the words albeit in an American accent. Working on a printed copy is another way of checking spelling and grammar, so thats also on my agenda.
In the meantime, I have a number of speaking engagements to fulfill with a number of branches of the Women’s Institute in Devon. The first is at Bridford Village Hall on 27th January at 2pm. One of the advantages of having a career like mine is that I have other things to talk about other than my novel. I am also writing about my life at the Bar on my blog www.scribblingadvocate.com.