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untitled-13So, October is here, a full month has passed – and here we go.

Fourth draft, bearing in mind what I learned in Oxford. Mostly, that I need to trim the language…

“I’m not saying you make it easy for the reader,” I was told. “Just don’t make it so hard that they’ll give up.”

Sound advice. Not that I was deliberately trying to make it hard, mind you – only it seems that my grasp of what is “too hard” may need some adjusting. Also, I may have let myself be carried away with Elizabethan English. A little.

So now that’s what I’m aiming for: Elizabethan colour – just not too much.

I’ll let you know.