The long road to finishing a book is can be a tortuous, slow one. I\’m on The Rose Trail still and spent the weekend chatting with my editor, my son Tom, as he read the first draft and I paced and made notes while he voiced his thoughts.
The upside is he thinks it\’s the strongest first draft I\’ve ever written and has come up with some great ideas for twists and layered complexity, which, after all, is what the second draft is all about.
So, it\’s back to the drawing board for me and on such a wet, stormy day, it\’s not such a bad idea.
Meanwhile, here are some pictures I\’ve been playing around with for the cover – not that I\’m procrastinating or anything.
I would love some feedback on these as to which appeals most for this ghost story set in dual time, modern day and the English Civil War.