Novels, On Writing

Milestone reached!

I have now finished my fifth redraft of my first novel! Still not quite ready to send out yet. I need to shed about 5k words to be within the recommended YA novel word count limits and the new scenes need a polish but I'm glad to say that I'm very happy with how it's… Continue reading Milestone reached!

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On Writing, Reviews, Vampire Novels, Weekly Updates

Weekly Update (18.09.2016)

Currently (re)reading: Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K Hamilton Weekly Word Count: 2321 Manuscript Word Count: 69303 Review Word Count: 2877 I really did my latest review in a bit of a rush. Re-reading Night World Volume 1 took a lot longer than expected and there was a lot of fact-checking involved so the Research part… Continue reading Weekly Update (18.09.2016)

Novels, On Writing, Reviews, Short Stories, Vampire Novels, Weekly Updates

Weekly Word Update (4/9/2016)

Currently (re)reading: Night World Volume 1 by L.J.Smith Weekly Word Count (fiction): 3740 Weekly Word Count (review): 2733 Manuscript Word Count: 69051 As you may have noticed, the manuscript word count is back. I didn't put it on my last update as I didn't work on it last week and thus didn't have anything to… Continue reading Weekly Word Update (4/9/2016)

Novels, On Writing, Reviews, Short Stories, Weekly Updates

Weekly Update (21/08/2016)

Weekly Word Count: 2464 Manuscript Word Count: 69,525 Currently (re)reading: Glass Houses by Rachel Caine My most productive days, writing-wise, were down to me working on my review rather than my writing. Though I enjoy writing these reviews, I'm starting to worry that they're overtaking my novels and my short stories. And, I think I left… Continue reading Weekly Update (21/08/2016)

Novels, On Writing, Reviews, Short Stories

Weekly Update (07/08/2016)

Weekly Word Count: 2751 Currently (re)reading: Marked by P.C. and Kristin Cast I really should have finished the aforementioned book by now but Harry Potter and the Cursed Child happened and I put that on hold while I read it. I have to admit, I think HPatCC feels a bit fanfiction-y but I'm not here to review Harry… Continue reading Weekly Update (07/08/2016)

Agents, Novels, On Writing, Reviews, Weekly Updates

Weekly Update (17/07/2016)

Weekly Word Count: 4362 Currently reading: American Vampire by Jennifer Armintrout I've given the first few chapters of my manuscript a good polish and have sent it out to another agent today. I think I'm going to try sending off my manuscript to agents every other week rather than every week. I've sent it out… Continue reading Weekly Update (17/07/2016)

Fanfiction, On Writing, Reviews, Weekly Updates

Weekly Update (19/06/2016)

Weekly Word Count: 7158 Currently reading: Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett (nearly at the end) My weekly word count was quite high this time but most of that word count went towards a writing project that I'm never going to be able to publish: a.k.a. fanfiction. Yes, I did start out writing fanfiction. Harry Potter… Continue reading Weekly Update (19/06/2016)

Novels, On Writing, Short Stories, Weekly Updates

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)

Novels, Short Stories, Weekly Updates

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)

Novels, On Writing, Weekly Updates

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)