I’ve almost finished faffing with The Early Birds. Peggy has been granted a bit of love interest (credible, I hope) and I’ve trimmed some of what my editor deemed to be excess baggage, but not all. We don’t always agree.
One moot point in this book has been how many characters I should kill. I don’t enjoy doing it. Well okay, sometimes I do. But given the advanced years of most of these characters, one has to be realistic. And then there has been the question of language. I was very surprised when my publisher queried my use of American spelling. As my narrator is American it seemed logical to me. It’s not as though I’ve written it in Sanskrit. Am I wrong? I’d be interested to hear people’s opinions.
I now await jacket designs with everso bated breath. Please, please God, don’t let it be unbearably crap.