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Waiting for feedback

Wherever You Go is now in the hands of three wonderful, much-appreciated beta readers: Teena Raffa-Mulligan, Lily Malone and Maureen Eppen. And I’m waiting … waiting … crossing fingers … waiting … 250 more words


Manuscript Rejection

Logically, rejection is a very real and very common experience for aspiring authors.  Not every book fits every publisher, not every manuscript suits every agent.  Today I received an extremely polite “no” from a publishing house.  219 more words


Writing - Letting go of characters

Writing The Sister was a real labour of love. I put my heart and soul into my debut and over the 18 months it took me to finish my first novel the characters became so real to me it was almost as though they were my friends. 499 more words


The Subjective Editor: Why taste matters (and why that's okay)

When I first started as an editor, I hated sending rejections to authors or agents with a note saying, “sorry, but it just wasn’t my thing.” I always wanted to give concrete, constructive feedback about why I didn’t feel I could acquire the book. 523 more words

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Vanish | Self-Esteem in Writing

via Daily Prompt: Vanish

Around now, I’m near the point of wanting to completely scrap my NaNo manuscript. Luckily, I won’t be doing that because my sister is reading it right now and my dad wants to read it. 262 more words

What I'm Doing After NaNoWriMo

Hi I’m back.

And sorry I’m late with today’s post. But that’s been the theme for the past couple of weeks. Sorry, I’m late to wake up in the mornings. 248 more words