I had started on book four of the Charity School series, Marianne's Misanthrope, because I thought it was going to be book 3. Then I became aware that with the timeline I'd mapped out, Abigail's Adventure would be over before Marianne got her man, even though it started later.
So, a dilemma.
I was enjoying writing Marianne, which I've couched as an epistolary novel, after the manner of 'Daddy Long-Legs' and its sequel, 'Dear Enemy' by Jean Webster both of which I enjoyed; save that I decreased the number of letters and increased the amount of 'live action' through the book as I felt that there was a forced and false feeling in having the main letter-writer writing to the object of their love and telling him about the tender moment they shared. I mean, you'd think he would have noticed for himself without prompting.
However, enjoying it as I was, I found I needed to cover the events of 'Abigail's Adventure' so I went back and wrote that, having opened and gotten to chapter 3 of it earlier. And I'm glad to say I managed to complete it well inside a month.
And the proof arrived a day after my mother died, and how cross that may have made her, I can't guess because she always was my biggest fan and top proof reader.
However, it's live on Amazon as a physical book or Kindle HERE.
I used the following pictures for the cover: