Book number three in the making

For those of you who read the opening chapters of The Gateway many months ago, you'll be interested to hear that they've changed a great deal since Emmeline's story first emerged in my head. I can't share any of it with you currently, as I have sent it for consideration to a publisher and am … Continue reading Book number three in the making

Time for… an update

Well, I didn't make the top 50 in the contest for So You Think You Can Write. These past few weeks have been both exciting and stressful as I've pushed myself to finish the third draft of newly titled Time for Love - formerly The Gateway, and then plummeted down from an intense high when … Continue reading Time for… an update

Time for Love – So You Think You Can Write 2013

Time for Love - So You Think You Can Write 2013 When I stumbled across this writing contest last year and met so many wonderful writer friends and mentors, little did I know I'd be entering my own manuscript into the competition this time around. The top prize in the contest is a publishing contract … Continue reading Time for Love – So You Think You Can Write 2013

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

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

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