Saturday, 29 June 2013

Writing well and update

I know it's been a few days since I last commented on here, but I have been very busy, one with the edits for the book, as they are back from the publisher, exciting right.

As I also work in a pre-school, we are close to the end of the year and the childrens folders have to be ready for those leaving and updated for those coming back in September. One folder can take me around two hours, and I have eight to do.

It is also sad that the writing group in my local area came to an end, and I cannot believe it, but I will always be very grateful for the friends I made, the support I recieved and for making me write outside the box. I may have only attended the group for a little over a year, but it was the best thing I ever did.

A writing group which for me was fun, but scary when I first joined, reading out my work to a bunch of strangers. To hear their feedback, good, or the bad. It was there that I first read the sixth or seventh edited version on Dream World. They liked it, but they had some really good comments to help me improve it. Of course at the time I left my first meeting feeling rather deflated An hour later, I read the notes I had jotted down that they had suggested and thought, they are right, it was then I started to grow a thicker skin, but listened to the comments they gave me, after all this was how we all grow as a writer.

It was also the group that made me stand infront of over sixty, maybe less strangers and read a piece we had written for the reading night. I am not a slow reader, and have been known to speed read. I know its a nervous thing, but I managed it, and found I felt sick, waiting for my turn to stand at the front, and did my best to slow down. Reading Amelia Jackson, as it was titled, a WIP title, I stood, looked out at the faces and took a deep breath. Once I began I knew that it was fine, that I was okay, but I was near enough the last to read, I would have preferred to go at the beginning, to get it over withh, but either way I did it and I am very proud of that.

If I had not done it, I would regrett it, but I do know this, if it ever arises again to read to a group, I will still be nervous, feel sick, but I know I can do it. And so can you, believe in the piece you wrote, practice it. I even recorded myself reading it and played it to myself in the car, it did help, and if I could memorise it, I would have.

For those interested in reading the piece called Amelia Jackson, leave a comment, and I will add it as a post.


Friday, 21 June 2013

Update

I am waiting for first round of edits to be done, so while I wait, I have been editing book 2, and I have a review or the Crimson Clan to write.  So I will be posting that very soon. So look out for that.

Sarah.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Editing book 2 of Dream World.

Currrently editing book 2 of Dream World into first person, now on chapter 5, and just over 8,000 words done so far. I have removed some, added old chapters together and added new, so far going well, while i wait for edits from the publisher. It feels good to be working on book 2, as I have not looked at it for so long.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Another update....

Good afternoon, evening or morning.

I have done it, yesterday I finished the final edits of the novel, Dream World and have now sent to my epublisher.  All I can do now is sit and wait.

I will keep you guys updated on the progress of the book, and it may be out early September.

I am currently also reading the book, The crimson clan, by David. R Bennett, and will be adding a review once I am finished.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Another update

After, evening or even morning,

I thought I would update you guys on my progress so far, I am only eight chapters away from sending to the publishers. Once I fix a few small spacing issues.  Then I am close to sitting back and waiting for their edits to be done, and then once returned fix them up ready for publishing.

I also thought I would share this with you today, a fellow writer, of the book called the unseen promise.  The author is doing a giveaway, swing by and take a look.

http://www.theunseenpromise.com/

Friday, 7 June 2013

Update

I am ten chapters away from completing the edits for my novel.  Which is great news, it means I can soon send to my publisher. Scary, right, you bet.

After reading the book Unfinished Business, I am in a few days be deciding what book to review next, now I have read a few books in the past from fellow writers I have met on FB, and will add reviews to their books on here too.

I will keep you updated on the review and editing news.  Any questions, feel free to leave a comment.

Monday, 3 June 2013

Book Review - Unfinished Business - by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson

I said I would be adding reviews of books I am reading, this is the first on my TBR pile.  A book by a talented lady called Carolyn Ridder Aspenson.  I recommend this book.

I said I would do a star rating. So here it is - 5 stars - A must read, highly recommended.
                                                                   4 stars - Enjoyed.
                                                                   3 stars - Good.
                                                                   2 stars - Not good.
                                                                   1 stars - Would not even bother reading, even if it's free.

I plan to work on the star rating, 5, 3 and 1 will stay, but any thoughts on what I should use as 4 and 2.  


Book Review - Unfinished Business - by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson

I would give Unfinished Business, An Angela Panther Novel a 5 star rating.  I picked the book up, not reading the blurb, sometimes it’s fun that way.  I started to read, and although saddened by the MC’s mother’s death, ended up smiling, and laughing at the turn of events.  When her mother came back as a ghost, revealing the gift Angela had. Angela’s mother Fran, who is a fun character and I grew to love her the moment she returned in the story.  I enjoyed the interaction between them, the family life, and sometimes serious, other times comical.  I wanted to read more, and this kept me turning the pages. 


Those out there who loved Ghost Whisperer as much as I did, will love this book, and those that follow in the series I look forward to downloading and reading.  A must read, in my opinion.  I loved reading it, and was saddened when I reached the end.  I will be looking out for the next book in the series, by this in my opinion talented author.   

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