Anne of Cleaves is complete… Henry VIII’s wives are getting there. Catherine Parr is next.
I’m fried… No really I am. Last week I managed to finish the first draft of The Gone 2 and get it to my editor. But that involved me doing 9000 words in one day.
I did it.
I was on a high for about three days and then…
My brain stopped working and all I could do was slump in a corner and dribble. Luckily it was Easter so no one really noticed. I think everyone thought I was on a chocolate binge comedown. It wasn’t pretty.
But this week I have been working on the formatting, editing and cover…
Wanna see the cover?
I know it is fuzzy but you can just bout make it out… Maybe this will be better:
That will be the new book. It doesn’t look bad. I’m just waiting for the proof copy and trying to recharge my brain. Because that feels like it has been put through the wringer over the last week or so.
Inspired by the daily prompt – Fry
It hangs just covering part of my hand
Tickling and annoying.
I watch it for a time and then I can’t help it.
Pinching it I pull.
At first nothing seems wrong,
That piece of string becomes a rope.
It twists up in my hands
Knots and plaits
Until I can’t see what it was.
I had to though
I had to pick at the scab
Just in case I was healed.
What if I had and it had come off cleanly?
A clean break.
But it didn’t.
Instead I have a knot of our lives
And somewhere we sit
Our backs together, staring as the sun sets,
Wanting to stop but unable to.
Inspired by the daily prompt – unravel
So, I have been hitting the second Gone lately, and when I say that I mean that I have been hitting the keys and trying to get it finished for the end of the month. And it looks like it might get there…
I’m really hoping it does. Only two more chapters to go and the final bit will go to the editor.
Then it will be corrections and continuity editing. Not sure it will get all done for the end of the month but I am hopeful.
So, what else has been going on?
Well, I have started the Tudor colouring book and from these photos you can see I got Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in the bag.
I have also been putting some art up for sale on line…
They are available on my Artfinder store, but I have also popped them onto cards which can be found on
I have been busy… Just thought you needed an update as I have been so quiet of late.
I am championing myself. I have a book fair at the end of the month and I am also giving a talk!
Yes, I’m petrified.
I’m doing the talk on my coping strategies about the dyslexia. How I write, what I write and just how I have been effected by the dyslexia.
I was told I would never write… But from an early age that is all I wanted to do, to tell stories. So I told them, all the time, to anyone who would listen. At the age of twenty four I was diagnosed with dyslexia and suddenly the world of the written word was open to me. Now I write from my workshop, which I call my shed, in the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains. I’m writing my way out of dyslexia.
I will be telling my story and giving advice to others to do the same.
So if you are able please come and see me.
LINK TO TICKETS (which are free!)
This post was inspired by the daily prompt – Champion