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Insecure Writers Support Day!

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Every 1st Wednesday of the month we all come together to support each other in our writing endeavors. You can join the blog hop by clicking Here

We all looked after by Alex Cavanaugh and his trusty co hosts are are Jenni Enzor, Beth Camp, Liesbet, Tyrean Martinson, and Sandra Cox!

So here we are July, my book was released into the world in June and I think it’s been well received!!!???

Alot of feeling insecure! What they are saying about my book, as in how good and how twisty it is! Then there is the whole I had a lot of help with book 1, so now I have submitted book 2 are they going to look at it and go it’s shit… (Apparently book 2 has been listed which is good)

I just don’t understand how it can be that good!

So I am also writing book three, which I am over thinking, mostly how did the bad guy get the explosives into the venue they blew up. I am yet to think of a motive!!!! But seeing as I don’t plan I am currently running a police investigation with post-its.

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Time for the question of the month:

There have been many industry changes in the last decade, so what are some changes you would like to see happen in the next decade?

I know there are so many other contributing factors, but it would be nice if the submission process could be sped up…

It would also be nice if there wasn’t one company that had such a huge control of the market.

Anyways, I’ve added my new book details in below just in case..

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Blurb: Jen Garner tries her best to be ‘wife and mother of the year’. She helps organise school plays and accompanies her husband to company dinners, all with a big smile on her face.
But Jen has started to receive strange gifts in the post … first flowers, then a sympathy card.
It could just be a joke; that’s what she tells herself. But then the final ‘gift’ arrives, and Jen has to question why somebody is so intent on shattering her life into pieces …

Purchase below:

Kindle: https://smarturl.it/lxta8s

Kobo: https://bit.ly/36T7mO0
Ibooks: https://apple.co/2TVYvpj
Google Play: https://bit.ly/3dj40WZ
Barnes Nobble: https://bit.ly/3gAeT8V

Happy IWSG Day – #IWSG @TheIWSG

Insecure Writers Support Day!

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Every 1st Wednesday of the month we all come together to support each other in our writing endeavors. You can join the blog hop by clicking Here

We all looked after by Alex Cavanaugh and his trusty co hosts are are Pat Garcia, J.Q. Rose, and Natalie Aguirre!

So it happened my cover reveal for my debut novel Perfect Lie and to add to the craziness of it all it’s being released on the 16th! which is like less than two weeks away! So other than wanting to run round screaming PANIC, I am bit like wtf am I supposed to be doing…

Cover reveal day was insane as my publisher also had a online festival so I was trying to keep up with my part in that!

Interview with three Ruby Newbies

Reading from my novel Perfect Lie

Location, Location a blog post

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Pre order links:

Kindle: https://smarturl.it/lxta8s

Kobo: https://bit.ly/36T7mO0
Ibooks: https://apple.co/2TVYvpj
Google Play: https://bit.ly/3dj40WZ
Barnes Nobble: https://bit.ly/3gAeT8V

and if you go on the Kobo link you can even read the beginning!

It has been crazy as I now have an author bio… I already felt sic enough when I saw that you could read the beginning on Kobo, then someone told me they were reading a real live copy and I really wanted to be sic. I am like but i’m a 35 year old that is sitting here pretty much freaking out!

Nevermind the Goodreads profile

Also nevermind the fact i’m trying to get a blog tour of some kind sorted… easier said then done.

Then comes people asking for signed paperbacks! Which aren’t in existence yet! And the audio which is going to follow that I am hoping I can go and watch!!! This is all pretty much feel a bit to real! But then i’m also like apart of family and friends that say they have pre ordered who else is going to read it? Ruby Lit must thing it’s sellable???

I feel I should be less me, me, me I’m sorry… maybe I should try and answer this months question…

Writers have secrets! What are one or two of yours, something readers would never know from your work?

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1) I was once knocked off my bike and received a massive knock round the head and a brain haemorrhage.

2) I was on the tv programme called room raiders which used to be on trouble tv…

I hope everyone is okay… I miss going to work, I miss my tuesdays and thursdays with no work, I miss commuting and the crazy lady who recites from her bible and won’t have a conversation about it.

Happy IWSG Day – #IWSG @TheIWSG

Insecure Writers Support Day!

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Every 1st Wednesday of the month we all come together to support each other in our writing endeavors. You can join the blog hop by clicking Here

We all looked after by Alex Cavanaugh and his trusty co hosts are Feather Stone, Beverly Stowe McClure, Mary Aalgaard, Kim Lajevardi, and Chemist Ken!

So life is pretty much the same as last month… though I do have a relase date for my book! June 24th or somewhere around there!

The cover art is being made and I have discovered asking other authors to do quotes for me isn’t as easy as I thought!

No movement on book three.. and book two is awaiting to be submitted.

Life is still wfh, loom banding, educating to little people and trying to keep a grip on reality!

So this months question…

Do you have any rituals that you use when you need help getting into the ZONE? Care to share?

MUSIC mainly Jimmy Eat World, chocolate also helps.. renewing bonds at work also strangely inspires me, but things are a little different at the moment so not so much inspired.

Just think this time next month i’ll have a cover, and order details and OMG we’ve nearly made it and got a book published xxx

Hope everyone else is doing okay xxx

Stay safe…

Happy IWSG Day – #IWSG @TheIWSG

Insecure Writers Support Day!

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Every 1st Wednesday of the month we all come together to support each other in our writing endeavors. You can join the blog hop by clicking Here

We all looked after by Alex Cavanaugh and his trusty co hosts Diane Burton, JH Moncrieff, Anna @ Emaginette, Karen @ Reprobate Typewriter, Erika Beebe, and Lisa Buie-Collard!

How things are in my world…

Working from home,

Got two kids home schooling (HA)

Hubby who is working between the fire station and UPS..

My son has shared his cough around the house so we are all coughing, but no other symptoms… So it’s just a cough and a bit of snot…

I’ve been thinking alot about book 3, book 2 is currently being read by my aunty and SIL. Struggle to find other beta readers….

With book 3 I have been too tied up with over thinking about my DIs health journey, where the explosives need to be placed and that’s book 3…

“When it happened I was lying on a hospital bed waiting for a needle to be inserted into my spine”

“When it happened I was meeting my new team and waiting for my new boss to arrive.”

“When it happened I was out buying my essentials.”

“When it happened…”

Hope everyone else is doing okay xxx

Stay safe…

Happy IWSG Day – #IWSG @TheIWSG

Insecure Writers Support Day!

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Every 1st Wednesday of the month we all come together to support each other in our writing endeavors. You can join the blog hop by clicking Here

We all looked after by Alex Cavanaugh and his trusty co hosts Jacqui Murray, Lisa Buie-Collard, Sarah Foster, Natalie Aguirre, and Shannon Lawrence!

So just a quick this one this month, as I’ve been racing to get book 2 in a suitable state to be proof read!

Hope everyone is doing okay, will make sure I blog hop as always.

X

Happy IWSG Day – #IWSG @TheIWSG

Insecure Writers Support Day!

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Every 1st Wednesday of the month we all come together to support each other in our writing endeavors. You can join the blog hop by clicking Here

We all looked after by Alex Cavanaugh and his trusty co hosts Lee Lowery, Ronel Janse van Vuuren, Jennifer Hawes, Cathrina Constantine, and Tyrean Martinson!

So last month I was waiting on confirmation that I was once again a signed author phew! Lets hope it works out better second time round huh!

January has been a mixture of writing book two, if I’m not trying to plot it in my head…. While at work renewing bonds (haha)

so book two… this book has taken enough twists and turns I didn’t see coming, as I start writing about child abuse and wonder who I can ask for help on things…

So this months question as I don’t have much to tell…

Has a single photo or work of art ever inspired a story? What was it and did you finish it?

I sometimes take part in Friday Fictioners which is run by  lovely lady called Rochelle every Wednesday she will post a picture as a prompts and we have to write something within a 100 words. Then we all critque each others work.

I think the best one I ever wrote was one when my hubbies dad died. Which you can READ here and possibly the one about joining the fire service.

Happy IWSG Day – It’s Been An Experience! #IWSG @TheIWSG

Insecure Writers Support Day!

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Every 1st Wednesday of the month we all come together to support each other in our writing endeavors. You can join the blog hop by clicking Here

We all looked after by Alex Cavanaugh and his trusty co hosts T. Powell Coltrin,Victoria Marie Lees,Stephen Tremp,Renee Scattergood, and J.H. Moncrieff!

It’s been a Experience…

So in 2019 I got a book deal and entered the roller coaster world of publishing, that didn’t exactly end well 😦 and I was “dropped” and it stung like hell and if I am honest with you I really struggled to even care about writing anymore.

Some how I managed to dust myself off and started to submitting to agents, after the experience I had just had working directly with a publisher…

An author friend recommended her publisher, and with a bit of pixie dust and magic I’ve got a new deal 🙂 contract was signed on Christmas day so Jen, Chris and Co are heading back towards publication. I don’t know if it will have been officially announced by the time this is published but yeah. I am pretty much back on fire again : )

I’ve been working on book 2, which is a general mess as I work to remove the mention of MI5 and try and re word where Jen was working for. I am also looking forward to hearing from my new publisher when they are back at work this week. So who knows I might update before Wednesday.

So anyway enough of me rambling about book stuff January’s question awaits…

What started you on your writing journey? Was it a particular book, movie, story, or series? Was it a teacher/coach/spouse/friend/parent? Did you just “know” suddenly you wanted to write?

It all began for me back at school, when we did exams and school work I always wanted to write longer stories than I had time for.. Then I guess I started writing about a girl which I guess used to be me. Saving people (boys I loved) I have a possible YA planned out. Which was something I wrote after my friendship with some people started to break down. I used to write to get back at them haha. So yeah I have at least two YA’s in me if anyone happens to be interested.

The inspiration to start writing again, mainly came from being inspired by C L Taylor and Mark Edwards’ novels and I suddenly wanted to write again. I then got onto an adult education class in creative writing and as they say all the rest is history…

My colleagues at work have inspired me to keep going. In fact book 1 will be dedicated is it to them? And the HR lady who made it possible for me to work three days a week. renewing bonds is the most boring thing ever so I always have time to let my mind wonder and come up with things for my novels.

My 2020 plans, book released 😀 and hopefully book 2 will be more in the pipeline. Exciting times ahead…

X

Update:

Happy Insecure Writers Day! #IWSG @TheIWSG

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Morning,

You will all be glad to know I’ve had a better month, I am back on the submissions trail, I’m off all this week so pretty much on the search for stuff to do. Though my writing mojo is still hitting an all time low.

Hubby is said once I get offered something again my excitement will re appear but for now…. Going to just wait, and wait and wait….

I might attempt self publishing in the new year… But will need to get someone to help me with the “issues” with it and thus might end up paying someone…

After much further a-do..

Let’s play a game. Imagine. Role-play. How would you describe your future writer self, your life and what it looks and feels like if you were living the dream? Or if you are already there, what does it look and feel like? Tell the rest of us. What would you change or improve?

I’m not really rocking the role play idea… though I guess this is open to interpretation…

I think there are different stages to what I deem success, I think to me right now it’s a book deal… given the past six months it would be just seeing my work in print out there available to buy.. : )

Then there are tv and film deal haha

Have a good month everyone..

Every 1st Wednesday of the month we all come together to support each other in our writing endeavors. You can join the blog hop by clicking Here

We all looked after by Alex Cavanaugh and his trusty co hosts Tonja Drecker, Beverly Stowe McClure, Nicki Elson, Fundy Blue, and Tyrean Martinson!

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Hey,

Going to keep this short, as I’ve had a shit month, I’ve been “dropped” by my publisher so I’ve been generally struggling ALOT. I hate to admit it but it kinda feels like I’ve been dumped by a boyfriend! Last time this happened (being dumped by a boyfriend) I shortly met Andrew.. So there’s hope…

I’ve taken Twitter off my phone in hopes that will help things…

So long the excitement of it all.. Times are most certainly hard for dreamers.

Only really posting so I don’t lose my spot on the blog hop. Sorry I’m not really more positive 😦

 

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Every 1st Wednesday of the month we all come together to support each other in our writing endeavors. You can join the blog hop by clicking Here

We all looked after by Alex Cavanaugh and his trusty co hosts Sadira Stone, Patricia Josephine, Lisa Buie-Collard, Erika Beebe, and C. Lee McKenzie!

Happy Insecure Writers Day @TheIWSG #IWSG

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Every 1st Wednesday of the month we all come together to support each other in our writing endeavors. You can join the blog hop by clicking Here

We all looked after by Alex Cavanaugh and his trusty co hosts Ronel Janse van Vuuren, Mary Aalgaard, Madeline Mora-Summonte, and Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor!

Sorry I missed last months 😦 in the past month I have almost re written my novel and resubmitted it to the publisher and I am wading through a two week wait for feedback… I’ve also been trying to plot book 2 and failing I brought a book but I think my problem is I don’t have a central hero which I think is making everything so much harder! am i writing from different POVs like my current novel or can I keep it all one story. Why can’t I just bloody write it!? though most of it is already written then look for advice. BUT I don’t want to have to go through everything again that I have with this one!

Why do novels need structure!? Because aren’t I telling a story? and if I was to make up a story and have to read it aloud off the top of my head I wouldn’t be worrying about plotting and structure!!!

This months question:

 It’s been said that the benefits of becoming a writer who does not read is that all your ideas are new and original. Everything you do is an extension of yourself, instead of a mixture of you and another author. On the other hand, how can you expect other people to want your writing, if you don’t enjoy reading? What are your thoughts?

So pre being brought a kindle I did write something that was full of teen angst!!! a YA I hear you ask!

As I heard on a podcast every story written these days is combining themes. In the beginning mine was the love of the bill and spooks in the modern day.

Reading C L Taylor and Mark Edwards re ignited my want to write, so would I have ever got this back if I hadn’t of been brought a kindle!? Plus I’m writing crime and from reading ALOT of Cally I can’t really see how my work is a mixture of hers or in the fact Marks?

I was always told at school, my spelling and grammar issues were because I didn’t read much..

Maybe we should just stop worrying and thinking about it all and just write…