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The pressure is on

I was recently invited to submit my work to a well-known publisher, so between getting my mini e-book published and up on the Amazon site, and working on increasing my web-presence, I’ve been working on a novel I started 2 years ago before I became a parent.

The last few days have seen me polishing the first three chapters for submission and I feel quite excited. I’m fully prepared for the worst case scenario – a “thanks, but no thanks”, but at least I will know that I have come this far.

I have so many ideas and projects bouncing around in my head, it’s difficult to know which to focus on first. I have ideas for at least a further 3 romance novels (one of which was started several years ago and needs revisiting) and want to work on getting my short stories published, too.

With NanoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) coming up in November, and assignments to work on, my list of projects is getting longer and longer. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this event, you have 30 days in which to write a novel – and you must leave your inner editor at the door. Just write, for 30 days, until you have completed a 50,000 word novel. Only after then can you go back and rewrite your first draft. It’s a tough challenge (unless you have the luxury of being able to lock yourself away for a month without moving from your writing den).

On the plus side, I believe I am less than a week away from tidying up my manuscript and synopsis for submission – and therefore I am going to give myself a nice pat on the back. Wish me luck!

For further details on my e-book, please see the page entitled ‘My Books’.

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