Saturday, 31 December 2011

New Year Resolutions

I'm not one for making New Year Resolutions, mainly because I know I won't keep them. But this year I may change my mind. Also I have chosen to write my blog again - take no notice of the date of the last blog; I have written blogs elsewhere, but have decided to stick with this one.

Writing; I sent an historical Liverpool saga to an agent for consideration and (whisper it softly) she seemed to like it. However, she did suggest changing the leading character, which I did, and now I'm awaiting her verdict. I am also revising another saga, which I wrote a few years ago and I am thinking of entering it into a competition.

It is amazing how different the revised story is now after being left fallow for a while - I can immediately see what needs to be done; and that very long passage I thought so eloquent and informative is now long-winded and drags the story, so finger on the delete button - ah, that's better.

I call this my literary diet and intend to shed tons of unwanted words. After the word shedding the story shaping exercise will take place. At the end of all this shedding and exercising, hopefully, it will look good enough to get me a publishing contract. Well, I can dream. It's what keeps me going.

A New Year beckons and anything is possible.

See you next year. All the very best to all of you

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Posting after a long absense

Hello everybody, I have not blogged for ages and ages....So long I can't remember, as I have been so busy. However, I aim to remedy this by posting more often.

What have I been up to? Well, I've written my second book which is being considered by an agent/editor who seems quite excited by it so fingers crossed there. Also I have been researching for my next saga, which I love doing - and that's the easy part, the difficult part is knowing when to stop researching. It is almost as addictive as chocolate.

Oh and my daughter has just given birth to my third granddaughter which is lovely. Baby Hollie is adorable and weighed in at 7lb 1oz and she has the sweetest, laid back nature. She is thoroughly adored by the whole family and her older sister Abi can't leave her alone. Dan, her older brother of five years thinks she's a bit boring at the moment because she doesn't show any interest in football.

Hey ho. Speak soon