Above is just some random notes I have jotted down. Things I have thought of with regards to what to do once I have finished my book! There are a few options: Try to get an agent or a publisher – not a lot of them accept online submissions without an agent. But there are still some wonderful publishers that do. Self-publish – eg on Amazon – easier than ever nowadays – but that would mean the editing would have to be spot on. If a publisher is reading this – get in touch 😉 If Costa is reading this – get in touch 😉
I am starting to think about what to do next as the editing process is going well. I have nearly finished my first full edit of the book. 60,000 words in. I have also increased my overall word count to 73,000! It has been a lot of work to make sure that everything flows properly, its a poor writer that has killed someone off in chapter 12, only to have them turn up in chapter 14 (I didn’t do this…). Well unless you are writing a time travel or Zombie book, not sure I can get away with it in a Psychological Thriller!
For any would be writers, you need to love the editing process. I have learnt so much and it will definitely make the second book easier to write! I hope.
I am hoping to have my book finished and ready to be looked at by the outside world by mid July. Then, while they are fighting over who wants to publish it (A girl can dream!) I will be well on the way with the second one in the series. Unless everyone hates it, then I am going to fall back onto Plan B – travel the world and become a connoisseur of Baileys and coffee and get them to pay me to do it! Again a girl can only dream!
I am loving writing the evil psycho chapters as much as the nice ones. Although I am not sure I should admit to that! My friends already think I have issues lol.
Anyway, have a read of the doodles above. If you have anything to add feel free to leave a comment to help or any other writers 🙂
Keep writing, keep editing and keep drinking coffee 🙂
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 “Editing…. again”
Keep going girl! I am enjoying living my dream to write vicariously so much x Steve ex caretaker
Lol, thanks Steve. I am trying my best. I will keep going i promise. 😉