So, I have been told off today (You know who you are 😉 ) for not updating my blog for a few days! It is really annoying when you have to do things like go to work and have less time to do the things you want to do! I still haven’t had an advance from a publishers – which is starting to get really annoying, when I have written an amazing book and they all have to bid for my book, they will be sorry!! lol 🙂
Sadly I haven’t managed loads of words, so far up to 33,000 on the Psychological Thriller I am writing. I have however nearly finished the book on writing by Stephen King and it is very good, there are a couple of things I don’t agree with (Am I allowed to say that – I hope Stephen King wont be offended when he reads this!) I wont go into much detail on that, when I have finished the book I will leave a review on the bits I found useful, didn’t like… shhh don’t tell Mr King!
(I have had to leave the sunshine outside to come in and type this as I couldn’t see the screen!)
I have found it frustrating this week, as I am still excited about writing, but working full time as I said really eats into your writing time and when you get home its difficult to always get into the frame of mind to write and unfortunately I cannot afford a cook or cleaner yet so someone has to do those jobs.
I have however decided to enter a local writing competition, some of the research I have done surrounding submission to publishers suggests including details about yourself including any competitions you have won etc (not sure if my 1st prize at Butlins in 1982 counts! this was a beauty contest and before any of my friends comment – yes I probably was the only one entered for this! thank you) So I have written a 1,200 word short story – will keep you posted on the results (obvs if I don’t win – its fixed!)
Also I think I have to cut myself some slack, research, reading and blogging are all working to the same goal, I might not be writing any of my book, but I am learning the craft and writing a book, blogging and Instagram are a lot of new things to learn in 3 weeks!
Anyway signing off now, there is a glass of prosecco calling my name (yes its before 5pm – don’t judge me – its Friday and its sunny)
have a fab weekend everyone, it would be useful if you could leave a comment and say how many times you would like me to blog as I don’t want to disappoint my fans (friends) and if there is anything else you would like to me include.
Published by C.L. Peache
After living in various parts of the UK, including Wakefield, York, Derby, and the Yorkshire Dales, I now live in Nottinghamshire on a Narrowboat. I enjoy reading, writing, travelling, walking, kayaking, watching all forms of motorbike racing and socialising (networking).
At the beginning of my writing journey, I started a blog which tracks the ups and downs of writing, trying to get published and self-publishing. I need to mention that my blog posts are usually visited by ‘Brackets’!
My fantasy series, Festival of Time is now complete with the publication of Book Three: Battle in November 2022 which now joins, Festival of Time: Book Two: Rescue, and Festival of Time: Book One: Escape. Click ‘books’ on my website to find out more and follow me on social media for updates - I love chatting with readers and authors.
In 2021 I signed a digital publishing contract with Saga Fiction and now have three stories published on their app and Power of Nature is my latest thriller/mystery novel to be published by Saga Fiction and is available on Kindle and Kobo. Another story is coming in 2023.
I am part of a wonderful writing group in Newark: Fosseway Writers and I have a story in The Brinwade Chronicles, which is a collection of 28 Gothic stories by 13 writers. I’ve also contributed to a Fosseway collaborate novel, Burning Old School Ties and our latest anthology, Blood, Sweat and Typewriters They are all available on Amazon. We are working on our project for 2023.
In February 2019 I was lucky enough to travel to New Zealand. During my time there I wrote a journal about our bucket list 43-day adventure. This has now been turned into a travel guide: 187 Kilometres, turn left - now available on Amazon.
A Christmas Wish, is my third self-published story, which came to life after I’d published a Game of Souls in December 2018. My short story, A night lost to the past, won third place in the Newark Book Festival 2018 writing competition, which was run by the Fosseway Writers group. This was well received, and many readers asked me to develop and expand the story. A Christmas Wish and A night lost to the past have now been reedited and have been published with Saga Fiction.
SagaFiction : One novel currently in editing / Short-story for an Anthology in progress.
Fosseway project 2023 : Writing about buildings in Newark - I'm planning to write about St Mary Magdalene Church.
I'm very excited to start rewriting my psychological series, which will hopefully be published in 2023!
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