Another up and down week for my writing this week, not helped by illness stealing a day from me. Despite this setback, the days I have been able to fully dedicate to my novel work have been largely successful.
Blue Eyes Behind the Mask is now reaching a stage where I will need to think about the cover designs and publication route. It has been sent to agents in the past, but with these edits, I am hoping for more success this time around, though self-publishing is still a very real option. All in time.
Heartbound is still hovering around the top 50 in its category on Kindle and I have even signed a couple of copies of the paperback for friends and family. It is always nice to discuss Heartbound and my writing, and I am confident this will happen for many years to come!
A very busy week and not a lot of time to spend on my writing this week. Wherever I could, I spent time working on my new WIP, and I am hoping to get this published by Autumn this year. I still managed to add around 1200 words to my work, and I am still highly optimistic about reaching my publication target.
Sometimes, there is no point in trying to 'force' yourself to write. I would much rather take my time and make sure I am writing high quality work, rather than pushing out a chapter because I feel like I have to. There is a lot to be said for taking a step back, refreshing your mind and going again.
Here's hoping for a better week next week.
It has been a full week since I returned to Leicester and I am pleased to say that my writing is still moving along. With the exception of Thursday, I have managed to keep writing every day and both my works are continuing to grow.
Blue Eyes Behind the Mask is approaching the end of the second edit, and excitement is building. Given that I started writing this novel three or four years ago, it has certainly been a labour of love, but I am confident with the new edits it will be another success. As for my new WIP, it too is progressing at a rapid pace. Twists and turns are being weaved into it and I am looking forward to getting this one out for the public to read.
In other news, I had an unexpected trip into Syston, Leicestershire. For readers of Heartbound, you will know that this is Davey Bardon's hometown. Walking through the streets and visiting the spots Davey does in the novel was a strange feeling, but a good one. The town itself has changed a little since I last visited in April, but it will always hold a special place in my heart.
All in all, a busy yet successful week. Here's to the next!
It's been a busy week for me this week. Following the conclusion of my time at university, I have now moved back home. Most of the week was dedicated to packing and unpacking everything I have accumulated over the last three years.
Regardless of the hectic week, I have still been very solid with my writing. I am nearly halfway through the second edit of 'Blue Eyes Behind the Mask' and my current WIP is coming along as well - I have managed to add another 1600 words this week despite everything else going on around me.
I have also taken a big leap of faith with Heartbound. After it's recent jump up the Amazon rankings, I have decided to submit Heartbound for The Sunday Times/Peter Frasers & Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award! This is the first time I have submitted my work to any kind of literary award and as you can probably imagine, it took me a long time to finally decide to submit Heartbound. I will find out whether I have made the shortlist in November. Until then, I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
Whilst it will take some time to settle back in at home, I am confident that my writing will continue to thrive. Happy Writing!