I've reached chapter 15 of my novel and while I still think it's going very slowly and not at all smoothly, I seem to have made some progress. I no longer have the desire to go back and start again and most of the time I'm looking forward instead of back, which must be a good thing. I've reached the second section, which I was hugely looking forward to, where my heroine finally meets my hero and as is usual when you can't wait for characters to meet, it's all gone very flat. I'm not too concerned at the moment - after all, I've got a new character I need to get to know. I always know exactly how the Big Scenes need to go - it's the small stuff in-between that has to be worked on.
Is it too soon to be dreaming of winning the Booker Prize?!