Ghostwriter Diaries 20

NotebookSEVEN DAYS until submission! Here’s the first of my final-week sequence of blink-and-you-miss-them ghostwriter reports.
A 5:15am start rewarded me with 90 minutes of precious editing time before the day job kicked in. Only managed one chapter, due to some delicate rewriting: weaving character relationships more fully into steadily mounting pre-battle tension; clarifying some complex and plot-critical geography; ramping up a couple of key dramatic moments. Nothing major, but at this late stage everything’s got to be just right. A slow start to the final lap of the stadium, then, and other commitments mean I’m unlikely to pick up the MS again tonight. See you here tomorrow for the next breathless instalment …

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