A couple of weeks ago I submitted my novel, ‘Blindsided‘, to 5 agents. I upped my game this time and hired the services of an editor BEFOREHAND for a critique of the whole novel, to copy-edit the first 3 chapters and help with the synopsis and cover letter. Overall I’m well happy this submission package
‘Blindsided’ sent out to Beta Readers
As you can see, I’ve produced some printed versions of my latest novel, ‘Blindsided‘, to give to beta readers. I’ve also put together a PDF version to give to those beta readers who prefer ebooks and to email readers overseas. I’ve got 10 beta readers so far. I may get a couple more, but I think
I thought I’d whip up a quick post with links to a couple of playlists I created in iTunes as a follow up to this previous post back in December 2010, ‘Some of my writing playlists‘, but iTunes appear to have totally destroyed that facility. So, instead, you’ll just have to do with a screenshot
The first beginnings of a novel
Here’s the first thing I wrote in my notebook for ‘Blindsided‘. The initial idea I had swilling around in my brain parts for a few months as I was finishing off my previous novel, ‘Broken Branches‘. I’ve only just finished the first draft of Blindsided so there’s a couple of drafts to go before any
The 1st draft of Blindsided is finished!
OMG! I finally finished the first draft of Blindsided! This is my third novel and seems to have been the hardest one to finish. The other two had their moments but this one was like giving birth to a rhino with 9 legs. I started on 14th September 2012, had my usual late winter freeze
How I accidentally lost 5,000 words!
This is a tale of pain and despair but it should be enjoyable…for you, because it didn’t happen…to you. In a nutshell, I lost 5,000 words (3 chapters) of my latest novel, ‘Blindsided‘, after getting up some good momentum. I’m a switched-on technology user, well versed in the various methods of backing up your stuff
First Half of Blindsided Completed!
Just finished the first draft of the first half of ‘Blindsided’! You have to celebrate these little milestones otherwise life is just a series of smashing blank pages without reward. This novel is a game of two halves with a little bit of an epilogue of extra time at the end. That’s where the football
Reading is important for a writer.
I’m getting back on it and I have evidence. I’ve just finished about 3 chapters over the past month or so which is good going for this novel. 26,000 words in total. It’s been a struggle at times as you can see in previous posts but with a little help and new momentum I’ve been
A problem shared…
This is the first post in a while. I hit a wall with the novel and when that happens everything else writing related takes a hit too. I’m about a third of the way through my third novel, ‘Blindsided’, and had no idea where else to go even though I had the general structure done
Getting back on it.
This weekend I’ve finally cracked open the laptop and written some more of my 3rd novel. This is after about a 2 month lay-off. (Ironic since my last post was about improving my productivity). Why? Real life getting in the way. Nothing drastic going on but I found my creative energies and focus were being