My Olympia production schedule stares down at me from my pin board. There’s so much to do and yet things are progressing on time, so far. Next month I am hardly at home. I’m visiting schools and libraries all over the place, so I think the schedule will drift for a while, but I’m confident I can bring it back in line again.
As you can see the covers are all designed now and we are very happy with them. This week I finished the inside artwork for the first book, Run like the Wind, and sent them off to my publishers.
I’ve just now finished the first draft of the first draft of the fourth book, Throw for Gold. I’ll let it cook a bit and see how it is. I’m sure it will need some editing before I send it to my editor, even though I edit madly while I’m writing.
It turned out well from the short synopsis and the fairly detailed plan I had for the story. Half way through I decided to change a major scene and introduced a wonderful new character, Nestor, who cooks for the elite Athletes in Olympia. He’s a bit of a Jamie Oliver really. He can’t understand why everyone is so obsessed about sport when there is so much wonderful food in the world to be cooked and eaten.
I’m always amazed how characters appear out of nowhere and muscle in on a story. Nestor has really made the story much more interesting and added a new element of humour too.
Now – back to pencil sketch corrections for “Wrestle to Victory.”