Monday, 24 September 2012

70 pages in...

I thought doing another draft would be hard work, but here I am 72 pages in (from 222) and I have till the 14th of October to do it. I think I will get it done, I know I will get it done and then I'll have a better quality piece of work then I have now.
On other notes I am reading a "A Feast for Crows" the forth novel in George R. R. Martins fantasy series. I read the previous three and enjoyed them, but they are a bit hard to get into as each chapter switches to different characters point of views and usually in different places. So you just get used to one character and then you have to get used to another one. I find I will only read a chapter at a time because of this. But it does transfer well to the TV series. I really enjoyed season 1 and 2 and am looking forward to season 3. I think I like the TV series better than the books.
I have a pile of books on my bedside table about 10 deep and another 10-15 downloaded onto my iPhone, so I have a lot of reading to do, but at the moment I'm writing so it means I won't get to read as much.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012


I've just become aware of another avenue for publishing my novel. So I have decided to do another draft and I have 3 weeks to do it and submit to this new publisher. I haven't heard from the old one and they said you would hear in 4 months if they want to publish your work, it's almost 4 months. But I've realized that doing a draft when you work full time (35hrs) and have a young child at home in 3 weeks might be a bit of a stretch. I also had planned on doing my tax over these next few weeks and going away for a few days. I guess it's going to be me taking the laptop everywhere I go. At least I'm writing my blog again :)
I have been reading some good books and I plan on talking about them next time...

Tuesday, 11 September 2012


I have been slack. There are no excuses. I haven't been writing and therefor have let this blog slip. There is no news on the book. As it is my first finished manuscript I am assuming that it won't get accepted and probably never published. But in saying that having it out there lets me dream about it being published and if this particular publisher doesn't take it on then I'll send it somewhere else so I can still live the dream.
On another note I'm thinking of starting a parenting blog. I'll keep you updated :)