Yesterday I turned the cover on a new leather bound notebook for the second half of writing Mr Tumnal. It smells new and delicious and inviting to the pen. At times when I write my novel, my handwriting and resemble something more akin to a scrawl. For the first page though I had to mark every dot of the i and cross to the t in my best hand handwriting – I couldn’t spoil the first page of such a beautiful book.

The words have poured out of me the last couple of days and already I am eight pages into the new book and its starting to feel pleasantly used…

36066 / 80000 words. 45% done!