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Like if I say to myself, okay I’m going to have three hours a day this week then as long as I’m doing focused work for those three hours every day that week, I’m not going to worry so much about word count.

I think I try to work out methods that allow me to get to where I need to be.

So, I don’t worry about word counts as much as story progression.

It’s funny because ASTRID: You don’t have to answer this question, but I’m very much interested in the business of being a writer.

Internationally bestselling and critically acclaimed writer, Dervla McTiernan is the author of?The Ruin, The Scholar and The Good Turn.

The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan.

So many books to read.

can't wait to read more from this author.

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I mean, I don’t feel a sense of ownership over it as a project in any sense because the way I see it is it’s going to be a different thing at the end.

I really enjoyed this story, and the others in this series by Dervla McTiernan.

And I found what I was coming home with from the bookshops was crime fiction.

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But we do a couple of hours of English and maths to spread over the time and we do other kinds of activities then.

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Twenty-two-year-old Niamh Turley thought she had problems dealing with the obnoxious principal of the school she’s teaching in as well as the anxious parents of her little charges, but when she wakes one morning to a missing roommate and a garda knocking on her door, her life spirals out of control fast....