A Place That I Love

There’s this place that I go to and one that I absolutely love. It’s just down the road but it sometimes feels like a million miles away. Everything changes here everything is different. Slower. More chilled. Less stressful. I’VE WRITTEN THREE CHAPTERS. IT’S 1PM. THIS USUALLY TAKES ME TWO WEEKS…AT LEAST. Everything about going to… Continue reading A Place That I Love

My Publishing Journey: My book in my hands!!

Publishing is a strange process. It begins with hours of work, a never ending task of finishing the book. Sometimes it’s enjoyable, sometimes painful. Then editing begins and it honestly feels like that takes decades to complete. There are a lot of very quiet periods spent waiting on the next draft to come through, followed… Continue reading My Publishing Journey: My book in my hands!!

My Publishing Journey: A 2020 Publication Date

Wow. It’s all been very quiet on the publishing front and then – bam – it’s livened up. Last week was a little bit crazy. I was doing 6 o’clock starts and leaving work at 6pm with possibly a few hours out but often that time was spent running around doing work-y things. Of course,… Continue reading My Publishing Journey: A 2020 Publication Date

In a crazy world where good things happen.

10. I think it’s safe to say – we love our NHS. In my village each Thursday night, the clashes of saucepans and spoons is getting louder. The clapping and cheering takes over. Even trumpets play from windows. We heard the lovliest rendition of Somewhere Over The Rainbow last week, it was beautiful. At work,… Continue reading In a crazy world where good things happen.

In a crazy world where good things happen.

6. We were sitting in the sun, two peas in a pod. The best of friends. The birds were louder than they have ever been. Ever. Maybe it was because there is less noise pollution without traffic. Or the birds are loving the fact that the world around them is less people-y?! We will never… Continue reading In a crazy world where good things happen.

My Publishing Journey: the first stages

There I was signed up, no going back and eager for all that the future held. I was thrilled at how my future was developing. I sent off my manuscript ready for it to undergo the first stages of publishing. I had read a lot about it before but it was very exciting to see… Continue reading My Publishing Journey: the first stages

My Publishing Journey: the decision

Shortly after receiving my publishing contract I returned to reality. I put a serious head on and I realised I needed to make a very important decision. I researched my publishers online, I read about the different forms of publishing, I read and re-read the contract and then passed it onto my brother for advice.… Continue reading My Publishing Journey: the decision

My Publishing Journey: the initial reaction

Some time earlier this year amid the mass of submissions I sent out, I sent off a submission to my (now) publishers, never thinking for a minute but forever hopeful that they would accept my work. One of the few publishers who accept unsolicited material. I had undertaken a lot of research regarding the publishing… Continue reading My Publishing Journey: the initial reaction