Happy Friday!

I’ve been busily trying to finish The Bet over the last couple of weeks so the blog has had to take a backseat. That said, I am still alive and haven’t fallen to bits… yet.

Writing Journal

Tuesday

Title:

The Bet

Genre:

Fantasy

Chapter:

26

Problems and pitfalls:

Time. It’s also rather uncomfortable to sit at my desk for long periods. I also had to work in Castello Lounge as Virgin decided to do engineering work and I had no internet. That walk pretty much rendered me useless the next day.

Starting Wordcount:

49160

Finishing wordcount:

51285

Thursday

Title:

The Bet

Genre:

Fantasy

Chapter:

27 (And the book finished!) now the editing starts.

Problems and pitfalls:

Constant interruptions. Be it junk cold callers, the postman, or kids, I was really missing having a quiet room of my own to work in. I want my study back.

Starting Wordcount:

51285

Finishing wordcount:

52153

Writing Plans

Next Week
  • Finish Outline for Charon Unfinished
  • Finish Sci-fi short story for submission to Analog Magazine
Two Weeks
  • Go through advice from Harry Dewulf, and other readers (and probably cry)
  • Begin re-writes on The Bet
  • Begin the hunt for ARC readers and potential reviewers.
Later

25th March

  • Send The Bet to my editor at Bolide Publishing for the real editing to begin!

 

Easter break

  • Well-earned break in Zimbabwe (visiting family)

 

25th April 2019

  • Make a start on rewrites and changes after Michelle has been through it

Currently Reading

Styx and Stones | Adam Derbyshire

Kerian Denaris is a desperate man. Cursed for desertion and pursued by supernatural beings, he is obsessed with finding the answer to an impossible enigma. The cure for old age.

Taking passage on the mysterious galleon El Defensor, his travels take him across tempestuous seas, to mythical islands, ancient monasteries and a ships graveyard infested with creatures from nightmare.
Working alongside a colourful crew of misfits, Kerian must finally choose between pursuing his own selfish needs, or defending those of the people around him.

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