Whilst I was waiting for ‘The Boss’ (Lianne jokey nickname for Ash) to get back to base, I sat and wrote another 200 words or so of the novel. It is getting there. Currently, I am adding little bits to the characters’ personalities so they become more rounded characters in the reader’s eye – to the point that you could meet them in real life. To be honest, I have met them because they include little smidges of all the people I know and have met. They are dotted about in each of the characters.
I only did this until Andre replied to my email with work he wanted me to do. He’s asked me to do some more editing. It’s going well, that’s all I can say. If you want to know what I’ve done, you’ll have to wait until they are happy with it and it has been released as part of a whole.
Ash and Lianne have asked me to do some social media stuff, I’m still awaiting the instructions of what to do. Undoubtedly, I may have to use my initiative and google what to do but that’s not a problem.
Another short blog post from me today.
I finished the database I started yesterday as promised.
Shuaib joined me here at the publishing house and we had a chat. Low and behold about 10 minutes later we were joined by our (Team Leader) Mel. We had a general catch-up and unsurprisingly Shuaib nearly made her cry with all the good stuff he’s been doing. His supervisor has been surprised by how well he’s coped and the different things he’s done to help out others. Much like all the rest of the group, Shuaib can do anything he puts his mind to.
As I write this at the end of another long day, I’ve no idea what tomorrow has in store for me. But I’m ready for whatever task Ash and Lianne or Andre give me tomorrow.
I can go home feeling happy and fulfilled about what I’ve done today. I’ve taken regular breaks and even fitted in some writing into my lunch break (it was only 250-odd words but every little helps right). As soon as I’m home I’ll be writing more of my novel. These days I wake up feeling awake and ready to smash my target word counts. The Prince’s Trust has changed me more than I thought, and, come to think of it when I wasn’t even aware of it.