The Long Way to London
Friends and followers will know that I have spent getting on for five years working on Elin’s Story. The story has now crystalised out as a four (maybe more) volume series, and this blog is the latest branch off the main trunk. The first volume, tentatively entitled The Long Way to London, now looks as though it may actually see print in 2013.
This page is for everyone who wants to keep on eye on my progress (and and also by way of a spur for me).
It’s mid-January 2013 at the time of writing and my plan from here on is to post a daily status update on elinsstory.com. The most recent five updates will appear lower down this page. I’m also hoping to be updating the progress bars above regularly (if not every day).
Visitors may notice some changes. I’ve recently gone through a couple of months of drought – nothing written and no updates here. Today, though, I think I finally came to terms with rewriting from the beginning (yet again). Accordingly I’ve reset the progress bars above and I plan to make daily updates from now on.
Two months of drought broke today with 219 words written (of the latest re-write). I also did some necessary maintenance behind the scenes and updated the Progress page where this post will appear for a few days.
Nothing more written, but I have been working much of today behind the scenes of this site.
I’m typing this at the home of Nigel Leech of Adel Publishing and of his wife Jenny. I’m stopping off here briefly on my current visit to England. Nigel has been giving me the benefit of his sage advice about Elin’s Story the Novel and Elin’s Story the website.
Not much to report for today and probably not much to add for the near future either. On 23rd I’m off to England for an extended visit mostly to see family. Travelling with computer but kind of doubt I’ll have much incentive – or opportunity – to write more for Elin till I’m back.
About 600 words written – though only for posts on the blog so no changes to to progress bar today. Devised a couple of new categories, but am having second thoughts now. I’ve also made a new set of drop capitals and a few more illustration to use in the blog.