Exciting times

Just a quick fly by update before breakfast.  I am so excited, I have received my very first full manuscript request!

I am going to be giving my work one final speed read to check for anything I may have missed in my many, many edits and then off it goes.  I know that nothing may come from it, but I am so excited I just needed to share the news.

I hope you all are having a fantastic weekend, keep your fingers crossed for me.  I can’t believe how excited I feel, I have butterflies and feel like dancing around the floor, all this from someone simply asking to see it.  I’m a writer and I honestly can’t find the words to explain how I feel right now.

My little man is up and about, so it’s breakfast time 🙂  enjoy your weekend.


Autumn is here

There is a definite chill in the air now, the leaves have that wonderful red orange blaze and I could even see my breath this morning, it is time to bundle up.

I notice these things more as I try to take my son to the park at least a few times a week, each time I go new colours line the paths and trees, it’s a beautiful park and I love taking a short walk around it.  It has a lovely little lake, with a nice walk around and of course a play area.  I took a few photos last time I was there, I thought I would share them

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Please excuse the finger over one of them, at the time of taking these my phone screen was on the brink of dying, sadly it has now left us and the black screen of death has made my phone useless.  I am going to try taking it apart later, it is out of warrantee and I could get a new phone for the cost of fixing it, so I will have a go at repairing it myself.

I must be honest I love autumn, although my favourite season is winter.  Every year we have snow without fail I will build a snowman, even if there is less than an inch I will scrape some together and make a mini one.  I am hoping for a lot this year, I can’t wait to see what my little man thinks of it.

Halloween preparations are underway now, it is just a matter of deciding which pumpkins to do this year.  My son’s costume has arrived, he is crawling properly now so I got him a spider one that has legs sticking out of the side, that way when he’s crawling he’ll look like a spider.  I have whittled my choice down to two so far, nothing fancy though.

Anyway, I really should be doing some editing, my second book has been sadly neglected this week, I feel as if I have not done anything with it.

Hope you all have a great day, thanks for stopping by.

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Work in progress

Hi all and welcome to my blog.  I am fairly new to social media and a complete novice at blogging.  These are things I am attempting to correct in hope to meet new people and (I won’t lie) hopefully generate a following for my work.

I am an aspiring fantasy author, although currently seeking agent representation for my work I do have high hopes that at some point in the future my work will be available for the public.

It’s an exciting time, my worst enemy at the moment is impatience.  I have worked really hard on ensuring the quality of my work, the strength of plot and characters.  I am eager to hear something, anything back from the people I have submitted my work to.  I have already received two rejections, yet one of them had a positive spins and advised  that the work wasn’t quite right for them, but I should keep looking.  It was a much nicer rejection than the form letters or no replies I had anticipated.  I imagine I will have many more rejections, but it only takes one person to say yes, one person to believe that my work is a good fit for their company.  I am optimistic, optimistic but impatient, I really want people to read my work, to hear what they think, good or bad, every opinion.

I plan to keep this blog as a record of my thoughts and progress on my aim of becoming a published author, if you are reading it, I hope you’ll enjoy sharing this journey with me.