I wrote The Care Home in two days, some people have said that's one of the failings of the book, others have said its what gives it its personality. I don't know. I was forced to write it in two days due to the circumstances in which it was conceived.
What I do know is that I enjoyed writing The Care Home, it was temporarily intense, writing Checking Out is turning into a full time obsession for my thoughts and its impairing my writing, I think I'm thinking about it too much. Anyway second book syndrome is setting in some what. I didn't have time to decide whether each sentence in The Care Home was any good. I just typed and moved on and after 48 hours I sat there at my laptop with a full novella.
I'm probably only writing this blog to get away from Checking Out. I thought writing my first book was going to be difficult and then after that I would be sailing on the calm. How wrong I was, it seems a lot more difficult to write the second book.