I took Sally's advice the other day and ordered a copy of this book:
and it dropped through the mailbox earlier. Talk about good timing!
After my spazz-out earlier (thanks to all who commented and tried to calm me down. I'm not always this neurotic - honestly!) I've done two things:
1) Written over 3,000 words of the novel - which means I've now written over 70,000 words (77.8% of novel written). I've also sketched out the last few chapters and I think there's every chance the book may end up being closer to 100,000 words than 90,000 words. Oops!
2) Read bits and bobs of "Wannabe a Writer" book - so far so enjoyable and a great insight into other writers' lives and neuroses - will do more of a review when I've finished it.
Okay - now off to tidy the flat before some friends come round and then I'll be drinking copious amounts of white wine!