So my new book centers upon a unlikely protagonist in a Gypsy family. I am about half way through the first draft and I am realizing that I need to do some more research before I continue, because I am afraid if I continue I will have to scrap the whole thing and start again…which wouldn’t be the end of the world.
So I think I will probably keep writing and research at the same time, then fiddle as I go. In the end it is only a first draft anyway. I just want the story to ring true. It is fiction, but since it centers around a real culture, I need to know what I am talking about.
I also have worked out the cover for The Christmas Child, the idea’s at least and my illustrator is on board. Now I have to get all these edits done so I can send the draft to my trusted readers and wait patiently for their expert feedback!
It is all so exciting.