Today is my first full day of writing, go on; have a guess how many I will have done by the end of the day? I am starting on 46,011!
I have found it frustrating having to snatch an hour here and there during the week, as I have said before I have to work to pay the bills! But I am happy with my progress and other than a slight wobble about where I was with the story and my overall word count. I had decided that I was nearly at the end of the story and not anywhere near the 80,000 recommended for a Thriller. (I received a grateful and well needed virtual slap to calm me down) I think I will be okay, I have quite a bit of back content to add and some research to do, so we will see!
Having started this process, its amazing how many people want to write and put barriers in the way. If I can do it, you can. Just make the decision and sit down and do it, what’s the worst that could happen! I work better when I tell people as I will see it through to the end if I have said I will do it, if you don’t, then don’t tell anyone, just start. I wish I had started writing years ago, don’t let anymore time go by – just do it. I guess that counts for anything you want to do; not just writing.
Anyway off to start my ‘writing day’ Hope nothing happens, if there is an alien invasion or zombie attack today I shall be most annoyed!
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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2 thoughts on “Full day writing & following dreams”
Today is a perfect day for thriller writing and I’m sending you positive thoughts to focus you and get your creativity flowing xx
I,m sure you will manage at least 5000 words today if not more, you’re a mini writing machine, looking forward to when you say you have just typed The End, then I can buy it and disappear into a fab book .
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