I’ve not blogged about my book for a while so thought I would treat you all to an update. I know you have all been on tender hooks worrying about what’s happening. Well at least that’s what I like to pretend. I have sent part one off for a second opinion, I know it’s not […]
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I’m finding it hard to find interesting traditional published books. Publishers either play it safe or you must be a celebrity. Two recent traditional published books I read were real disappointment. Seventh Son, which was turned in to a film was a complete drag. It’s normally the sort of book I love. In fact, it’s […]
Read more "Indi publishing coming to the rescue of readers?"
I’ve just started on editing the first draft of my book. Yes, I do know I have mention that I’ve finished the first draft more than once, but hey I’ve never written a book before. I’ve not looked at the first chapter for about six months but this was the one chapter I had already […]
Read more "Back to earth with a bump"
I’ve done it I have finished my book. Well not quite, I’ve finished the first draft. 90554 words of it. The last chapter proved to be a bit of a pig and I’m not that happy with it at the moment but it will have to do. I was trying to remember when I started, […]
Read more "I’ve finished!"
At the time of writing this my book is just shy of 87K words, some of them are even good. For a long time, I thought I would never finish my book. I did stop writing it for about five months when I hit 30k. Now I can feel it coming to the end. I […]
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I’ve had a go a re-writing my 1st chapter. I made the mistake of showing the different versions of my opening paragraph to different members of my family now I have lots of conflicting advice. Now I can’t make up my mind. Which one do you prefer? In no particular order; 1. Tybalt peeked out from […]
Read more "Help, I can’t decide!"
You might recall last week I said I was going to change a character from and evil child beating sadistic teacher that kills a boy to a friendly charming likable teacher who kills a boy. When I wrote the original one he just came over as a pantomime villain. I think I subconsciously tried to […]
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In July six glorious work free weeks stretched before me. My possibilities were endless. Now sadly they are drawing to a close. I realise many of you might be shouting abuse at me for having long holidays but frankly I don’t care, it one of the few perks left to being a teacher! Now it’s […]
Read more "Summer Holidays are finishing – have I done enough?"
One of the few perks of my job (teacher) is I get a long break in the summer. At this point I get torrent of abuse about how easy my job is how overpaid and underworked I am. I’m not but this post isn’t about my job. With all this free time I hoped […]
Read more "5 things that stop me being a world renown author."
Edit 16/9/16 – Just noticed a few recent views of this old post. I would just like to say have have significantly re-written this chapter several times this version is rubbish! I promised myself if I got over 100 views in one day I would post chapter 1 of my book, unfortunately this happened yesterday […]
Read more "A True Wizard – Chapter 1"