It's been hard work. Tap, tap, tap on the laptop, fingers worn to the bone. Leaping out of bed in the small hours because the idea that will change the course of the story had to be jotted down before it melted and disappeared. Taking a sharp breath and exclaiming Oh Yes! as some killer dialogue pops into the head - and everybody looks at you (or me) as if madness had descended. This is what my experience of writing is like and, I suspect, for many authors.
I've just unleashed Loose Connection on the world and I've lost count of how many nights I crept out of bed to make notes in my battered old notebook (I am somewhat old school, I always have a notebook to hand), or have sat staring into space as I just let the plot find its own way in my head. I've regaled my poor friends with every high and low I've experienced during the writing and publishing process and I sometimes wonder why they are still talking to me... but they are a forgiving lot, and I love them for it.
I enjoyed writing Loose Connection so much. I wrote at home, in cafes, on trains and on the beach. There were times when the words came easier than at other times, but that's par for the course. I got there in the end and seeing the finished book out there, in the world, is thrilling. Really. I hope you find time to read it - and that you fall in love with Rick and Matt as much as I did.
A E Ryecart
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