Planning and preparation for novel number three underway

As some of you know, in October 2012 I embarked upon a new adventure when I left the world of Monday to Friday, nine-to-five, in favour of becoming a full-time mother, and writing at every available opportunity (usually when my daughter slept, which gave me a good two and a half hours each day). In November … Continue reading Planning and preparation for novel number three underway

Prologue vs Chapter One

I attended my critique writing group last night, which was free manuscript evening, whereby we all read one of our current projects. So I took the opening chapters of my work in progress, consisting of a prologue and the first chapter. I had some great feedback and with one suggestion in mind, I have a … Continue reading Prologue vs Chapter One

Has it really been a year?

A year has passed since I gave notice to leave my safe, full-time, permanent position as a customer service executive, to concentrate on bringing up my young daughter and focus on building my writing career. This morning, I've been looking back on what's passed in this last year as I head towards the end of … Continue reading Has it really been a year?

Progress update and news

I've been steadily working on editing The Gateway these past few days, now that things have calmed down on the home front. I've even been able to work a little on my studies, slotting in a bit here and a bit there. Although it's quite possible I've overdone it slightly, trying to squeeze daily tasks … Continue reading Progress update and news

The Gateway – Chapter Three

As promised, I've just uploaded the third chapter of The Gateway. At present, I'm not planning to post any more chapters on the blog, but will be posting some snippets and extracts as I continue the editing process, which I hope will keep your interest until I decide on my publishing route. If you've not read … Continue reading The Gateway – Chapter Three

The Gateway – Chapter Two

Following on from my last blog post, as a little taster, I've made the decision to publish the first three chapters of The Gateway on this blog and also on Wattpad, after completing the second draft on each. I hope you enjoy, please feel free to leave any comments or if you think there are … Continue reading The Gateway – Chapter Two

Update – The Gateway

I had some really nice feedback on The Gateway today, and the reader told me she's interested in seeing more (thank you, Jane!:-) ). I'm still working on the second draft (practically rewriting, actually, as I'm changing the viewpoint) and have already been debating whether to post the second chapter on the blog and also … Continue reading Update – The Gateway

Back in the land of the living

I feel like I've been out of the loop for ages, but I'm sure it's only been a week. Apart from some precious time spent in the library, last week was pretty much a write-off, as most of the time I felt really, really lethargic. My daughter had a nasty cold virus, which of course … Continue reading Back in the land of the living

The Gateway

For those of you who missed it the first time around, the following is the 'Blurb' for The Gateway. The first draft was completed in November during 'National Novel Writing Month' and revisions are currently underway. I'm currently planning to post the first chapter on here and on Wattpad when it's ready, so watch this … Continue reading The Gateway

Excerpt from The Gateway – Page 77, first 7 lines

A fellow author friend tagged me in a post today for us to help share our work. The idea is that you share the first 7 lines of either page 7 or page 77 of your manuscript, then tag 7 other authors to do the same. I can't follow suit via my Facebook page so I won't be tagging anyone, but … Continue reading Excerpt from The Gateway – Page 77, first 7 lines