So I recently went to Rottnest Island to get away for a while. I really needed the break, I’m halfway through editing the first-draft of my manuscript and it was really start to wear me down. So here’s some happy snaps from my trip. Since coming back I’ve planned the edit of chapters 7, 8 and 9. I can’t wait to get stuck into them.
So this is the view from my balcony. What you can see there is a lake. The island has lots of lakes.
Me feeding a Quokka: an Australian marsupial.
You have to ride everywhere on the island. I found this gorgeous cove. Unfortunately it’s not quite warm enough to swim yet, I’d love to come back in summer and spend all day snorkeling, though.
A view from high up.
So yes, back and refreshed, yet busy now trying to get this darn manuscript finished. If there’s anything I can give as advice to myself for future manuscripts. Spend more time planning! Especially if you intend to write trilogies. My main problem is I planned the second book after I had already written my first manuscript. I really needed to plan the whole series before I even started the first book. Why? Once a book is published you can’t make changes to overall plot lines.
Luckily, I’m determined enough to make the first and second novel ‘in sync’. Now, back to it. 🙂