I would really like to be announcing with that title that I had achieved some sort of success towards my goal of getting published but alas so far that has not been the case. However – Yeah!  Have just succeeded in the NaNoWriMo challenge of writing 50,000 words in the month of November and had my second novel, Before the Dawn,  validated. I have to say it was a struggle to get it finished and a couple of days ago didn’t think I was going to do it so it just goes to show what can be done with a deadline looming.

Feeling slightly queasy now that I have pasted it onto a website and it is presumably available for someone in the organisation to read – I’m assuming they don’t do that!?! Too busy I would imagine. If they do though it won’t make much sense, being the second book in a trilogy, and, at the moment it’s particularly badly written – I will say that that’s because of the rush of getting the words down but perhaps it’s just that I write badly!

Anyhow it is now over and I’m going to take a break and perhaps do some organising of things in readiness for Christmas which I am sure will please the family.  Although I do have a little short story idea I’d like to get down so I might have a bit of a play with that!

I think it’s also time to face the fact that I’m not going to find representation for my first novel, A Single Step, so I need to get my ducks in a row to self publish probably in the New Year. Which reminds me I need to do something about my book cover – so much to do! However for this evening I think it’s time to get a bottle open and do some celebrating!

Thanks for reading!


Currently reading ‘One Day’ by David Nicholls

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