New Year, new blog!
I am going to try writing a blog and seeing if I can stay off Facebook, due to data privacy.
See if it works and if people can find me here.
I will try to post once a week and share with you snippets about my life and my writing.
This week, I have been taking a breather from writing. Those of you who have made it through my books all the way to Valentine's Day might have noticed that it was a longer book than the last three.
It was such a puzzle to write and to get right (I think I managed it (?) - just).
I started to plot out the story last Christmas, then because of my eye condition decided to write it up in paper form. It worked well as a first draft, but then by second I was on the computer. So spent a lot of editing time on laptop. I don't think there is an answer to avoiding the computer completely. I really enjoyed writing the first draft by hand, however, so may well do that for the next.
For those wanting to read on in the series, I can tell you that I now have the notebook I am going to use to start plotting out my next mystery! Being honest, I already have the bones of the story in my head. It will take a couple of months, however, to complete the process.
I will start handwriting over Easter and into the Summer and then the editing starts in the Autumn.
I wish I could write more quickly, but it takes me about a year to complete a book.
Being a parent and having a menagerie of animals does take some of my time. Though, I cannot complain. I am in a very lucky situation. No excuse then.
I wanted to share a photo of my notebook I shall we writing in. It was a present, but in case anyone is interested in buying a copy of it, you can find it on Amazon here (not on commission).
Later in the year, I will share a title if I can, to give you some clue as to what is coming. What I can say is that Elizabeth is back to being centre stage and is back on form. I will share another clue next time.
In the meantime, I hope to hear from you in the comments and I will look to respond. Let's see if this works!
31/1/2021 12:58:57 pm
This is so much nicer than the dreaded F word! Feels much more personal. Happy blogging 😊
31/1/2021 01:03:30 pm
I hope so. It is a bit of a kerfuffle filling in your email. But, I hope so. Cc
31/1/2021 01:02:20 pm
This is a test and it seems to work! Cx
31/1/2021 01:18:30 pm
Old scroll but during college I made extra money typing up medical transcription. That may be an avenue you may want to explore. We really talk to ourselves, albeit silently, in our brains when formulating things, why not try transcription. Moobear would proably love hearing your stories 🙂
31/1/2021 01:26:04 pm
Yes, I have something called 'Otter' which transcribes. Annoyingly, it doesn't pick up speech marks. but it is very good. When it starts doing them, I suspect I will speak my books. Thank you for the suggestion. Check out Otter App (v cheap) Cxx
31/1/2021 01:36:08 pm
Look forward to nice posts on here..im writing my own first book now after having 2 articles published last year.
31/1/2021 01:40:20 pm
Congratulations! That's great news!
1/2/2021 03:50:36 am
Thanks so much for sendiing the information about your new Valentine's book.. I ordered the book this afternoon. I have already ordered it and look forwarded shortlyl
1/2/2021 06:24:59 pm
Thanks, Karol. I hope you enjoy it. Let me know and keep in touch. Hope your week goes well Cx
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