Category: Work In Progress

My Week in Review and Writing Links

Hello everyone. Happy Friday. Another week done with. We had family stay on the weekend, doing post bereavement house clearance ready for putting the property up for sale to pay for my nearly-mother-in-law’s ongoing care. By Monday morning, it felt

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Cooking, Writing, Scribbling–It’s all good

Hi everyone. Over on Story Empire today, Mae Clair has a fun post about scribbling, cooking, and writing. Well worth a look … Hi, SEers! Mae here to talk about cooking and writing. At first glance these two things may

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My Week in Review and Writing Links

Hello everyone. Happy Friday! It’s been a productive week here with lots of jobs and lots of writing achieved. Still no hip x-ray, grrr … that’s been a good while waiting now. I will say that as long as I’m

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When a Character Hijacks You

Hello everyone. I hope you’ve all had a good weekend and great start to your week. As you’ll know if you’ve read my Friday Week in Review post, which you can find HERE, I have finally finished my short story

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A Bit of a Giggle

Hi everyone! I hope you’re all having a good week so far. I had a bit of a giggle just now while writing, and had to share it with you all.  The importance of that tiny little mark called an

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Sneak Peek: The Switch

Hello everyone! Happy Tuesday. I hope you all had a good weekend and your week is going well so far. As promised on Friday’s post, which you can find HERE, today I’m giving a sneak peek from my WIP THE

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When You Hit a Brick Wall

What do you do when you hit a brick wall? Check out what author Joan Hall has to say over on Story Empire today! 🙂 Hi SE Readers! Joan here today to talk about the dreaded “writer’s block.” Okay, some

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AmWriting!-15 & Final Day!!

Hi everyone. Today is my fifteenth and final day of writing, and I’ve written 2,300 words today, bringing my total to 50,277 words. The first draft is complete! Whoo-hoo 🙂 I began day one on February 5th and took off

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AmWriting!-14

Hello everyone! Today makes day fourteen of writing Backstage, and I’ve managed 6,000 words! Yes, you did just read that correctly … that’s SIX THOUSAND words! Wowzers 🙂 And on a workday too. That brings my fourteen-day total to 47,916.

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AmWriting!-13

Hello everyone! Happy Monday 🙂 Today makes my thirteenth day of writing Backstage.  As well as working, I have managed 4,200 words … bringing my overall total to a staggering 41,886 words! 🙂 Here is a ‘sneek peek’ for you

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AmWriting!-12

Hello everyone! Another productive day here despite this cold (virus and weather, lols).  I started on an editing project today and completed 10% of that.  Also, I designed a twitter banner for Backstage …   And, I’ve written another 2000

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AmWriting!-11

Hi everyone. Today makes day 11 of my days writing. I have written 2200 words today, and that brings my total to 35,638. Am full of cold, again, today an am clocking off a little early. I can’t believe how

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AmWriting!-10

Hello everyone! Today is day ten of writing my latest novel BACKSTAGE. Here’s an interesting thing: I finished day nine on 29,433 words, and I’ve just stopped writing and checked the count: 33,433! Bang on 4,000 words without even trying

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AmWriting!-9

Hello everyone. Today is day nine of my writing spree. I’ve found it harder to knuckle down today, and it’s been slower going.  Still, I’ve managed another 1195 words, bringing my overall total to 29,433.  Here’s another ‘sneek peek’ for

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AmWriting!-8

Me again! Today marks my eighth day of writing, and I’ve produced 2,800 words, making my overall total 28,238! I plan on taking the weekend off, but who knows what inspiration might strike?!? To close up the week, here’s another

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AmWriting!-7

This makes my 7th day of writing, and I have managed another 2,500 words, bringing the total to 25,401. Feedback on the book cover that I revealed yesterday has been awesome. Thanks so much everyone for all your support and

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AmWriting!-6

Hey, everyone! Well, it’s my sixth day of writing, and I have another 2,750 words written. That’s 22,858 in six days of writing! Phew! Today, instead of giving you an excerpt, I’m going to do the big reveal on the

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AmWriting!-5

My fifth day of writing and 3,600 words written. That’s 20,100 so far! 🙂 The last three days ended up being non-writing days, and I’m so pleased to have managed to get some good writing time in today despite interruptions.

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AmWriting!-4

My fourth day of writing, and … wait for it … 5,200 words written!!! Epic 🙂 That’s 16,400 words written in four days of writing. I’m on a roll. Okay, here is another excerpt for you … Emma sat there

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AmWriting!-3

My third day of writing and another 2,500 words written. That’s 11,000 in total! I missed yesterday due to being at the hospital for iron infusions. That left me with a nasty headache this morning, so I’ve had a slower

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AmWriting!

My second day of writing and another 4,000 words completed! That’s 8,500 in total 🙂 Here’s another excerpt …   Emma had just put the lid back on the lippy when a knock sounded at the door, muffled by all

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AmWriting!

So, I’m writing again. And the character has totally come alive (yay!). Already this afternoon–over about 4 hours–I’ve written 4,500 words! Here’s an excerpt for you … ‘The blackness that surrounded her hid anyone who might sit watching. Only the

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Monday Musings Forty-eight: Hearing No Words

  Hearing no Words   Children have a knack for hearing what we don’t say. They rely little on our actual utterances. In the same way, people might hear our words, but for sure, they will feel our attitude. So,

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Monday Musings Forty-seven: The Thief in the Night

Thief in the Night   This may seem obvious, but many kinds of stealing exist that we might not even think about, not just the common ones such as money or property, but also time, peace of mind, hope, trust,

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Monday Musings Forty-six: An Eye For An Eye

  An Eye For An Eye   In the current climate of world troubles and terror attacks, it seems apt to say a few words on revenge and attempting to control others. Violence is never the answer. As the Buddha

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Monday Musings Forty-four: Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice   Two kinds of pride exist. One has positive connotations while the other takes on a more negative aspect. The first pride both comes from and reinforces selflessness. Based on a person’s achievements and qualities, it reflects

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Monday Musings Forty-three: Dark Intent

Dark Intent   ‘A Truth that’s told with bad intent Beats all the Lies you can invent.’ William Blake (Auguries of Innocence) While researching for a magazine article I wrote recently, I came across the above poem by William Blake.

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Monday Musings Forty-two: The Curve that Sets Everything Straight

The Curve that Sets Everything Straight   It’s so important to smile. What we do with our face has a direct effect on what our bodies do with us. The chemicals and emotions with which they fill us. A smile

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Monday Musings Forty-one: Gatekeepers

Gatekeepers   We’ve all heard the saying, ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.’ How true or not this proves, comes down to the listener. It might surprise you to hear that it has

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Monday Musings Forty: Too Tired

Too Tired   Hello, everyone. With today’s post going up a little late because I just couldn’t get to it, I thought how apt it would be to write about the tricks our brains and bodies can play on us.

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