...but not the eleventh hour. Yesterday, novel writing didn't go so well because I was doing an article which ran long. I wrote, but not as much as I'd wanted to, also, the creative juices weren't flowing. It's weird the difference between the two types of writing and the ways one can influence the other.
With the article writing, you have to be flat, flat and dreary, no bounce at all. Third person, but no passive voice (and no 'one' either), and that's not easy. Adjectives and adverbs - out you go, subordinate clauses - goodbye! Oh, and no exclamation marks either, nor question marks, although the one yesterday had override instructions, so there was one question mark in there.
Today though, I've been able to really crack on with the novel. Great stuff. And it has been cold at last, cold, crisp and clear, frost on the ground this morning. Perfect.