The kids are on school holidays, and when they are on holidays I don’t get as much writing done as usual. So this holidays, thanks to a suggestion from a blogging friend, I challenged myself to write 10k. (Two weeks.) The daily totals so far: Monday 22nd September I wrote 771 words. Tuesday 23rd September … More A Writerly Update 49.
You can read episode one Here, two Here and three Here. The Plan. Everything falls away around me and my heart thuds loudly in my ears. “What do you mean if I don’t have a talent I won’t be here very long?” “Anyone without a talent is taken away,” Lyssa explains. “Usually after about a … More The Amberly Chronicles Episode Four.
Stepping Out is a feature on my blog where I step out of the world of YA and review an adult book. Today I am reviewing Lyrebird Hill by Anna Romer. This is also the 16th book I have read for the Australian women writers challenge. Release Date: September 1st 2014. Publisher: Simon and Schuster … More Stepping Out With Lyrebird Hill By Anna Romer #aww2014
How important is it to you to set goals? It is very important to me, and I only just realised this recently. They help to me focus and keep me motivated; without clear goals I get off track and feel lost. I have been feeling very unfocused for the last few months, and it only … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Set Goals.
Hey everyone, The bad news is that I am still sick. That makes it almost two weeks I’ve had the flu for, which is the worst I’ve had it in a long time. I was still getting exhausted earlier in the week, which seems to have passed now, but I have a persistent cough and … More A Writerly Update 48.
Last Wednesday I was talking to you about critique partners and beta readers, what to expect from them and where to find them. I mentioned that sometimes writers will hold critique partner match-ups. Well, a few days ago, YA author Susan Dennard announced she is reviving the CP match-up forum. So if you are looking … More Writing Tip Wednesday: The Great CP Match-up!
Hey everyone, and welcome to my Fortnight In Review. Today I will be sharing with you all of the books I bought and/or received in the past fortnight, as well as the reviews I’ve shared and everything else that has been happening on the blog. I always like to start with sharing my book haul: … More Fortnight in Review.
Hey everyone, I’m sorry it has been quiet on the blog the last few days but I have been sick. My house has been full of sickness and frankly I am sick of it. My husband came down with the flu last weekend and ended up having Monday and Tuesday off work. My daughter also … More A Writerly Update 47.
Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. It’s a way to share the upcoming releases that we’re excited about. This week I have chosen Embers by Karen Ann Hopkins. It releases October 21st 2014 via Kindle. Synopsis From Goodreads: There are descendants of angels walking among us. Ember … More Waiting On Wednesday: Embers By Karen Ann Hopkins.
I had my first beta reader recently and after going through my manuscript and looking at her comments all I could think was why hadn’t I gotten one earlier? I always knew why writers would suggest other writers get critique partners and beta readers, but now I truly understand the importance. I don’t know if … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Beta Readers.