So yesterday I finished the first draft of Hidden Within. It took me about a year and a half, and ended up being a lot more words than I had initially planned – just over 140k words rather than the 85k I was originally aiming for. Given that I tend to edit as I go I don’t anticipate the editing process to take too much time, but I do have a rather long list. My goal is to have a final draft by the end of May. After that… well that’s when the scary stuff begins, isn’t it?