It must be spring. Four members of Hornsea Writers are in various stages of finishing a novel. You'll be hearing about each of them in the coming weeks.
Linda Acaster has just added "The End" to Pilgrims of the Pool, the third novel in the Torc of Moonlight trilogy. But has she?
As she states on her own blog it's the draft that's finished, not the novel. A whole new side to the creative work now begins - the editing.
If you think that entails a quick flick through with a blue pencil and an eagle-eye for spelling mistakes, you are seriously underestimating the process. On her blog Linda begins a series discussing what is involved; the opener lists the steps.