I'm writing a novel (in Februaries, for four years now, but that is only really 16 weeks!!) See here and here for how this crazy idea came about..
The novel is about an artist, Jon, and the way he sees the world. I've written about 50,000 words and have been editing the first draft. Difficult task editing. I think I have said before that as a painter, if I make a change as I work I can see straight away how that change influences everything else in the composition, but as a writer I am having difficulty in seeing the whole.
Since I started the story i have discovered that I have a degenerative eye condition and the recent month of writing about sight and seeing, and thinking about the difficulty of seeing the whole has been rather a bittersweet experience as my own sight deteriorates.
It's quite a blow.