IWSG Day!

Happy Insecure Writers Day!

Once a month we all come together and join in on a blog hop, the aim is to support other writers with their insecurities and offer encouragement. This is the brain child of Alex Cavanaugh and if you wish to join in just add your blog to the blog hop and join in.

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So in the last month I have managed to get myself further into book blogging, but this is book blogging with deadline! I will await paperback novels to grace my letter box. I am currently reading The Things We Needs to Say by Rachel Burton who also happens to by the mentor. This is a genre that is completely out of my usual comfort zone but I have been making my way through the stories and mostly crying on the way to work. But more on that on the launch day!

This weeks question is…

What Do You Love About The Genre You Write In Most Often?

Well I write in crime, when I started my WIP over a year ago, I wanted to make it a thriller but when Rachel read the first bit of it she said that it’s a procedural crime story. So there we have it, I listened to advice from the greats likes of C L Taylor and Mark Edwards on writing a psychological thriller and I am clearly not good at it!

Even as a kid I have wanted to be a detective, I used to watch The Bill, Midsommer Murders and all the other great crime TV programmes. So I think as I can’t be a detective especially now even if I tried I will write crimes that need solving.

So I guess I am living my dreams through my characters and it is the only legal way you can get away with murder. I have already told my boss he is already on my hot list, even though his name sake appears in my WIP it’s totally not him, but I enjoyed writing him if you get me the things I wish I could do to my boss, who is a total different character it just has his name. No Spoilers here

Though as much as I enjoyed writing my WIP I am regretting deciding to look into trafficking for my next novel… Also depending on feedback I might just be writing a male detective and not a female lead as I imagined.

Enough of my ramblings Happy IWSG day!

 

 

 

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365 Questions – Week four

What was your last major purchase? Probably the electric mixer…

My house is a home because of the people who live here

Who is the last person to tell you they loved you? Melanie

What is your favorite piece of art you own? Art in as drawings or art as in music…

The most expensive bill I paid last month was the mortgage

What’s the last thing you apologized for? Crying on the phone

My favorite color is Purple

Five Year Journal

Hope every one has had a good week 🙂 I am hoping to learn to Crochet this week but right now it’s not been very successful 😦 I’ve told Andrew he needs to help me…

365 Questions Week 3

Hey,

So this is a little late, for various reasons

Hope everybody is doing okay 🙂

21 Today I wish I had more Chocolate

22 Tomorrow will be better because it’s the beginning of the month

23 What made today unusual Andrew was still in bed when I got back from dropping the kids off

24 What are you looking for from life happiness and success

25 What  is your favorite thing to drink MALIBU

26 Today the temperature is

27 How much did you spend at the grocery store the last time you went too much

28 Tomorrow I will be okay and at work

The House At The End Of The Road

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Copyright to Sandra Cook

There was this house at the end of the road.

It held so many secrets, People tell the tale of those who used to live there, apparently there was a murder, a man killed his wife and two kids, apparently it’s haunted, and no one wants to buy the haunted house at the end of the street.

I watch the kids playing inside, egging each other on to go upstairs and those standing taking photos to use for inspiration.

And I just stand there too embarrassed to admit that, I own the house, it’s just another project I never started…

Thanks as always for Rochelle, who organises Friday Fictioners, where we are given a picture prompt and have to come up with a story using 100 words.

This story is based, on two Euro Million winners and there DIY project,

365 Questions week 3

Afternoon,

Who Last Called You On The Phone?

My mother

Who Are You In Love With?

My husband der

What Are You Grateful For?

NHS, Drugs, my mentor’s, work, work colleagues, sleep, music… The list is endless

The Best Part of Today Will Be…

When I get to go back to bed

My Current Favorite Website is…

Twitter I guess

What Was The Hardest Thing You’re Dealing With?

MS

Today I Wish I Had More

CHOCOLATE

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Writing wise, I’ve counted out 10,000 words which I have had the computer reading back to me attempting to edit it… Which is so boring! I am looking forward to Rachel’s return from her holiday, with hopefully lot of direction!
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365 Questions – Week Two

I am reading: Perfect Remains by Helen Fields, I am likely to finish this tomorrow, train journey!

What is the last “good” thing you ate?
I’ve just had Chinese for dinner, and it was REALLY nice, more nice than normal! Though I haven’t eaten very well today, so that might be why.
What is your current favorite snack?
Double chocolate Digestives, when I can find them.
What made you smile today?
Melanie, while tiding her bedroom
What’s your favorite accessory?
My charm bracelet and locket.
What is making you mad?
Melanie messing around at the dinner table (daily)
What did you have for dinner today?
Chinese
What did you get done?
Melanie’s bedroom “tidied” kitchen cleaned, worked on my synopsis.
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Other news, there isn’t really any, other than this pain behind my right eye and my attempt to write a synopsis…. and a very stressful Friday, I hope I never have to go through again anytime soon!
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The Inspection – Flash Fiction

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Copyright Victor and Sarah Potter

So we failed, she turns up on our doorstep, unannounced in her white gloves and all to high standards, walks into the kitchen and what was hanging from the light?

“You wouldn’t believe how quick spider’s build their webs.”

I keep telling her and…

“We just have a high inhabits of eight legged friends,”

but she just laughs.

It doesn’t help that her perfect son is scared of them anyway, so three guesses who gets to capture the damn things?

Bloody perfect up bring and boarding school education and he is scared of spiders where did I find this loon?

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I wanted to get in as soon as possible for Friday Fictioners as I keep missing it otherwise. Thanks as always to Rochelle who forever is managing to find these pictures to inspire us into writing something in 100 words.

Today has been a shite kinda MS day, including failing asleep at my desk and coming home and seemingly sleeping loads that I decided I had better get up and do something!

Lots of positives in my writing journey, so if another has nothing better to do, I have 10,000 words I could do with someone dictating!

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