So! What a week. Sorry its taken a while to get the next update out. I am sure you have all been sat – constantly refreshing your email every two seconds!
So I have finally finished the second edit (hurrah) now I will going through it with my editor (friend) and hopefully (fingers crossed) (must stop using brackets) after not too many tweaks it will be ready to send out to see what the world thinks of Tom and Hope.
Couple of tips on the editing front – if you have a particular publisher in mind then make sure you set up your format to match e.g if they want it in a certain font, spacing etc – as this will save you time in the long run. I have done a little research on this but I will blog about the process with submissions when I come to it.
I will also try and give you the ‘blurb’ for the book, to give you a general idea what it is about, and what the publishers expect from you – basically you are selling yourself (errr that might be taken the wrong way!) (damn those brackets again!) to a publisher – not just your work, but your style and your story.
So the good and the bad, I cannot go into some of those things just yet, can only say that a lot of change is coming and hopefully it works out for the best. I do have some good news which I will be able to share with you all on the 7th July. (sorry I know you will have sleepless nights wondering what it is!) The bad news will come just before this – but I won’t focus to much on that as bad news in boring! I mentioned it more as an excuse as to why I have taken longer to do my blog. It has got nothing to do with my many birthday celebrations!
I am Jersey bound this weekend for more birthday celebrations, but also a bit of research as Jersey is one of the locations in my book. So stay tuned for more fizz, fun and bookiness. 🙂
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 “The Good, The Bad and the Second Edit”
Happy Birthday! And well done on the second edit. 🙂
Thank you very much Cheryl. Had a great birthday. I think the hard work is going to start soon – getting a publisher to read it! I am determined to give it a good go though 👍