The ‘ground rush’ of finishing a manuscript


Kingston’s MA Publishing Course Leader Alison Baverstock has recently delivered the manuscript for her latest book, The Naked Author. Writing on the Writers&Artists blog, she describes the experience as she approached completion:

“My husband has parachuted, and told me about ‘ground rush’ – the feeling as you near the end of your fall, when terra firma suddenly seems to rise up to meet you. It’s apparently a surprise because you don’t realise how fast you are travelling downwards, and so when an unmoving, hard surface acquires detail, the effect can be dizzying. The analogy works well for the finishing of books.”

Read the complete article at Writers&Artists.

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