I navigated the Bemuda Triangle and returned victorious!

Yes, there’ll almost certainly be another rewrite further down the line and, if I’m lucky enough to get a publishing deal, further edits and copy editing and all that, but right now I’m breathing a big sigh of relief.

I finished the book.

Now I can enjoy the fact that my kids are on summer holiday and hang out with them properly (rather than saying distractedly ‘in a minute’), read (yay!), watch films and television, and say ‘remember me?’ to my husband. I may even go outside. Hurrah!

Oh, and tomorrow I’m meeting up with my awesome family to watch the The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy live with Neil-frakking-Gaiman.

I’m also taking a little internet break. I’ll leave you with Ze Frank on finishing stuff. Hope you all have a great week!

[Image via Neatorama]

Monday Motivation: An Invocation for Beginnings

I’m always firmly behind the zeitgeist – five years ago I would’ve been earnestly asking if you’d seen this cool show called The West Wing. Anyhoo, that’s a long way of saying that I only just discovered Ze Frank (courtesy of Laini Taylor’s blog – thank you!). He ran a popular YouTube show back in 2006 and has recently relaunched his Vlog channel.

‘An Invocation for Beginnings’ is an excellent way to warm up for a writing session (or any creative endeavour, really), but do resist clicking through the rest of his videos. At least until AFTER you’ve finished work.

Stefan Bucher has designed a poster with the full text of the invocation. It’s available here.