And here it is, the last day of Week 1 of our 8 week writing boot camp. I’ve designed it with 6 days a week rather than 7 so it’s got a bit of a built-in shock absorber for the inevitable real-life responsibilities that will mean, with the best will in the world, you’ll miss a day once a week. Do your best to stay on track and make time for your writing – the discipline of clearing the space for it and making it a priority in your life is part of the process of raising your fiction game – but I wouldn’t worry too much if things occasionally get in the way. The trick is to pick yourself back up and keep going.

The weeks are loosely divided by theme, but everything bleeds into everything else so that’s not a hard and fast rule. Expect the daily challenges to get more diverse and flavoursome and sometimes a little trickier. Maybe weirder, too!