Sorry its been a few days since I posted! I have been working, which is part of the problem; difficult to fit in working, life, jobs in the house and garden and writing a book – its a tall order! when the sunshine turns up it would be rude not to enjoy it.
So, so far, in a galaxy far far away… sorry got carried away then! Last week I kinda felt that I had told the story I wanted to tell. My main aim from the beginning was to get my story down and then go back and do the dreaded and time consuming editing!!! Also to add in bits of research etc that I need to do. It felt good to write THE END, even though its not actually the end. I still have a heck of a lot of work to do, if the editing of the first few chapters are anything to go by! I finished on about 57,000 words which I know isn’t long enough for a full story, but I do have lots to add – this will be proper storyline – not just filler. Interesting how I decided to add a new character in, which also means adding information into already constructed chapters – making sure it makes sense ; he will come into his own in future books… 😉
What I have found very interesting about this process, is the changes I have made. I have already spoken in previous blogs about characters wandering off and doing their own thing! but its actually really nice as a writer (I know I technically haven’t got a book out, but I am writing, so I am therefore, a writer 😉 ) to get a surprise. I had it fixed in my head what was going to happen to a main character and when I got to that part of the story, I changed my mind and it just seemed to fit!
Anyway I will shut up now, hurrah I hear you cry! I know I still need to write my blog about Stephen king – I will get to it I promise – so much to do and so little time. I am also intending to give a little bit away about the story I am writing…
If you are in the UK or are lucky to have this beautiful weather, enjoy 🙂
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 “Writing, editing & Sunshine”
The weather has been fabulous indeed! I feel your pain in trying to fit writing around work, family and everything else in your life. It’s not easy, that’s for sure. Hang in there. Every word is progress.
And yes, if you write then you’re a writer. 🙂
Thanks for the encouragement – it really helps. I love writing so that is an advantage! Its just getting more and more frustrating having to go to work and not write lol.
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