#7 Cleaning

I’m currently in the middle of rewriting the first novel which I have tentatively named Living with Saci as it features the character from Brazilian Folklore who only has one leg, smokes a pipe, wears a red hat and causes mischief wherever he goes.

However, today I managed to successfully avoid any rewriting by cleaning the house from top to bottom. I did feel guilty as I cleaned, dusted and vacuumed but having a daughter who is allergic to dust and suffers from asthma there are some things that unfortunately sometimes have to come before writing.

The rewriting has been going reasonably well and I am confident  that the changes I’ll be implementing this week will resolve the doubts I had about the first rough draft.

The second novel is kind of on hold while I finish the rewrite which I hope to achieve within the next couple of weeks despite the fact that I think I need to add around 14000 more words to bring it up to proper novel length.

At least moving the sofa to Hoover underneath recovered four ping pong balls and a toy rat which please the cats no end.


Happy cat trying to be helpful by sitting on the first rough draft

About M J Dees

M J Dees lives and works in Sao Paulo, Brazil with his wife, daughter and two cats. He has written three novels, Living with Saci, The Astonishing Anniversaries of James and David, Part One, and When The Well Runs Dry. He is currently editing the fourth and writing the fifth. You can sign up for more information on his book launches at http://eepurl.com/cTnAD5 and receive a free copy of Living With Saci.
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