The first draft is finally complete! I can't believe I've finished something so massive. I am really pleased with what I have achieved so far, but it doesn't stop here.
Last night I printed out the whole thing and today I am going to sit down and read it through. From beginning to end. I'm going to attempt this first read through as a reader and not sit there with my pencil in hand making changes. I intend to read it through once as I would any other book I pick up and then I will read it through again with my pencil and note book and make notes, list flaws and plot holes and tear it to bits, but for today, I'm sitting down and I'm reading my own crime novel!
Here it is, all ready to be read and I can't wait.