So I started this blog to log my journey from starting a story about a year ago to publication. I’ve had some good news though : )
I applied for Womentoring a while back as I am sure some of you know, and I have been accepted! By an amazing author called Rachel Burton. So yesterday after ALOT of stressing I wrote a synopsis, trying to take Angela Clarkes advice and sent everything I have so far to Rachel.
I am pretty much shitting it! I am so scared she is going to be like this is rubbish, the 500 words I read originally doesn’t match up to the rest of this work!
My SIL read it before it was submitted it and she enjoyed it! But she could only critique the first two chapters and she made some suggestions. It is so hard though because she suggested some of the stuff that I had taken out from Scribophile. So by the time I submitted it I was mega stressed out!!!!!!
So I guess I am one step closer to publication! FUCK!
I have decided that I won’t do any writing on my story, till I hear back from Rachel.
I have also booked my next insurance exam for next Wednesday! So I guess I can go back to stressing about that now! : )
Sandwiches with Love
Making the sandwiches before I go to bed is a tedious job, the hubby wants egg while the children want Jam, but they had Jam yesterday!
I really want to go to bed, I want snuggle up and sleep, not be stood here making sandwiches!
Pulling the slices out I remember to open them like a book, so they fit together! Why does it matter if their sandwiches aren’t symmetrical? Who checks their sandwiches? Other than hubby of course!
“Who made a bloody whole in the bread” I snap!
Until I notice the silent thank you and sign of love.
Photo courtesy of Kelvin M. Knight
It’s Friday fictioner’s time again, though this is written from my POV I often wonder what my hubby things about in an evening when he makes our packing ups! Especially now he has to make three sets and not two!
This was written as part of Friday Ficioners a weekly 100 word flash fiction challenge. That is hosted by Rochelle, so make sure you check out the other blogs.
Trust Me by Angela Clarke
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Trust Me, having read both Follow me and Watch me and being a massive fan of Angela’s I had high hopes for this book.
The Gremlin task force are investigating the Spice Road gangs, which Freddie has been incidental in investigating with her online investigations. When Kate comes to her having seen a girl raped and killed on by watching a live stream, Freddie is automatically drawn to the investigation. Once it gains media attention more people come forward having watched the live stream and an investigation begins.
We are reminded that, police forces don’t just investigate one crime at a time, as the main story is interlinked with the hunt for Paul and Amber Robertson.
The Gremlin team of course is back, Nas is still hung up on her one night stand Burgone, Saunders is as difficult as ever! Chips and Green are there to provide more depth to the story and personal relationship and don’t forget Freddie!
I felt that this story had many avenues that weren’t explored such as the MPs story line which seemed to of been thrown in for good measure. Maybe he will appear again in one of Angela’s future novels.
After taking time to reflect on this novel, I have been torn between 4 or 5 stars.
Purely on the “ride” this book gave me I will be rewarding it 5 stars.
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Have you ever surprised yourself with your writing? For example, by trying a new genre you didn’t think you’d be comfortable in?
I really don’t know how these days keep sneaking up on me!
In answer to this months question, I think I have surprised myself by the fact people like my writing! People have even said that it’s good! Pretty surprising to me!I still find it hard to believe them!!!! Think that is what makes me Insecure, I also worry about meeting real authors! I just don’t have the confidence anymore!
I have only ever written in one genre, so I can’t really comment on that one.
Insecure writer’s support group, are a group of people who come together once a month to share their insecurities! This is hosted my Alex ans we blog hoop to support other writers.
I am still plodding along, with my writing I have now brought two new books in hope they will help with my writing! Dazzling Dialogue and The Emotion Thesaurus! So who knows!
The kids have gone back to school, so who knows how much time I will gain to work on something!
PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bulltot
“Are we nearly at the top yet?” my son asked
“Thought you said you’d race dad to the top?.”
We were climbing to the top of a big hill in search of some ancient ruins, the more steps we climbed, the more unsteady I felt, wondering if my legs would give way and I’d fall flat on my face.
“Take your hands out your pockets, you’ll be more centred” daddy shouted from ahead.
They had promised tea and cake when we returned to the car, though right now we weren’t even half way up! No chance of cake anytime soon.
Thanks as always to Rochelle, who run and organises Friday Fictioner’s, where we write something in 100 based on a picture prompt.
This weeks piece is based on two events in my life which have involved climbing HUGE hills to look at ruins! More recently in Burnham on Sea and in the past at Tintagel