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Weekly Update (10/07/2016)

Weekly Word Count (as of 4:42pm): 3924 Currently reading: American Vampire by Jennifer Armintrout I managed to finish The Rest Falls Away quicker than I thought so I've started on the review early. I certainly should have it ready and up on my blog this time next week. As for my novels, I've decided to give… Continue reading Weekly Update (10/07/2016)

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Weekly Update (03/06/2016)

Weekly Word Count: 5505 Currently (re)reading: The Rest Falls Away by Colleen Gleason Going away for a bit certainly can help your writing, so long as you don't get too distracted. I was away this weekend, visiting my brother, and, though the hotel had wifi, I managed to control myself this time. My worst day… Continue reading Weekly Update (03/06/2016)

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Weekly Update (05/06/2016)

Weekly Word Count: 3159 Currently reading: The Secret Circle by L.J. Smith (I'm near the end and I'm rather glad of it as I'm getting tired of the constant cliches) Well, it's been a profitable week for sending off my manuscript. Not only have I sent it off the CinnamonPress Children's Novel Competition but, only… Continue reading Weekly Update (05/06/2016)

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Weekly Update (29.05.2016)

Weekly Word Count: 3213 Currently reading: The Secret Circle by L.J. Smith I managed to send off the first chapter (or about half of my first chapter because of the word limit) to the mslexia Children's Novel Competition. It took very little time and they only wanted the extract rather than a synopsis or a… Continue reading Weekly Update (29.05.2016)

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Weekly Update (22/05/2015)

Weekly Word Count: 2376 Currently reading: Magic's Pawn by Mercedes Lackey Final Manuscript Word Count: 75,156 Yep, I've done it! I've finally got to the end of editing my manuscript! I think I've got it down to quite a respectable amount too. As I said in a previous post, the first Harry Potter novel was… Continue reading Weekly Update (22/05/2015)

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Weekly Update (08/05/2016)

Weekly Word Count: 2962 Currently reading: The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes Manuscript Word Count: 76,354 I wrote more than I did last week but not on my novel. This month, I've decided to build up an up-to-date portfolio of short stories using the May Book Prompts I found on thesarahdoughty's blog. My success has… Continue reading Weekly Update (08/05/2016)

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Weekly Update (01/05/2016)

Weekly Word Count: 1509 Currently reading: Sourcery by Terry Pratchett (I'm not really getting into it yet so I'm going slow) Manuscript Word Count: 78,236 I haven't written as much this week and I have a very good excuse. The deadline for the Writer's Forum Flash Fiction Competition was this Friday so I took Thursday… Continue reading Weekly Update (01/05/2016)

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Weekly Update (24/04/16)

Weekly Word Count: 2577 Currently reading: Sourcery by Terry Pratchett (I am so glad to have finally finished Poe's Children. It's a good book and I'd recommend it for those looking for high-brow horror but it's not a book to be picked up lightly) Manuscript Word Count: 79482 Yes! I've finally done it! I've finally… Continue reading Weekly Update (24/04/16)

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Weekly Update (17/4/19)

Weekly Word Count: 3725 Currently reading: Poe’s Children by Peter Straub (getting very sick of it now) Manuscript Word Count: 81,453 I made some good headway with my manuscript considering I did the editing over just two days. I've cut out nearly 1,500 words and I'm still on Chapter 2. It's not just cutting stuff out… Continue reading Weekly Update (17/4/19)

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Weekly Update (10/4/16)

Weekly Word Count: 3754 Currently reading: Poe's Children by Peter Straub (still. It is a long anthology) Manuscript Word Count: 82,887 I've reached the end of my manuscript now but, as you can see, I still haven't chopped out enough. I won't lie. This is starting to get a little frustrating. Not just because I've… Continue reading Weekly Update (10/4/16)