Ive just uploaded the re-write of the chapter whch introduces R - my second main character in the novel. It took me, I reckon 7-8 hours over two sessions, the last of which was done in my hotel room at the NEC in Birmingham where I spoke today at a conference(nothing to do with writing fiction, alas). I get this same feeling of sweet relief each time I complete a discrete section/chapter/scene/rewrite. The process is really moving along nicely now .Its often hard to sit down and apply oneself , especially if I am having to fit writing in alongside work - work. But the pay off emotionally is worth the effort.