The death of Hilary Mantel on 22 September, at the relatively young age of seventy, was a sad day for many readers and writers, me included. A truly inspiring writer has gone from the world.
Just before Christmas I reached a milestone in my “work in progress”. With a little over 50,000 words clocked up, I completed the first draft of my book. Now I’m working through the suggestions and comments of my primary editor,