Sally's diary - 20th May

Sally's diary - 20th May

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Sally Green By Sa11eGreen Updated May 20, 2014

It's the 9th of May, 2014. I have finished my first draft of HALF WILD (second book in the HALF BAD trilogy).

'But?' I hear you ask. 'What does "finished my first draft of HALF WILD" actually mean. And does it really matter?.'

Well, it matters on a number of levels (and means a lot to me).

Level 1. I'm well on the way to a complete book.

A walk of a thousand miles (or indeed a walk to the corner shop) starts with the first step. A novel is somewhere between the two, I guess, more of a Lands End to John o' Groats type of thing and I'm sort of hoping that a finished first draft means we're around the Lake District (just over half way).

 Level 2. I'm well on the way to a complete book (my third).

This is only the third book I've ever written. I wrote a book before HALF BAD that is not published, then HALF BAD and now HALF WILD, so I'm still very much a beginner writer. In fact writing HALF WILD has made me realise what a big risk Penguin and all my publishers have taken with me, an ...