Tuesday 17 January 2017

Writing The Little Teashop of Broken Hearts: Part Four

I decided to keep a little diary while writing The Little Teashop of Broken Hearts, so I thought I'd share it here on the blog during the run-up to publication.

First Draft:

Week 4

Day 24:

It’s been a scorching couple of days, with yesterday being the hottest of the year so far. I’m not one for extreme heat, so I don’t actually mind sitting inside where it’s cooler to write. I’ve really enjoyed writing the last couple of chapters and feel like I’m getting to know Maddie a bit more.

Day 27:

I haven’t been very good at sitting at my desk this week so I need to pull my socks up a bit if I want to reach my weekly word target. I’ve set myself a goal of 10,000 words per week and this should mean the first draft will be finished by the end of the summer holidays. The first few weeks of the holidays will be easier to get words down as my husband is off work but I also don’t want to miss out on the fun of water balloons, trips out and rainy-day-films, so I’m having to find a balance. I’m also being lured by summer reads so I need to be more disciplined with myself!

Milestones hit this week:
I’m definitely a quarter of the way through the book!

Word Count: 28,377


From fairy cakes to first dates!

Maddie Lamington’s dreams are crumbling around her. If she doesn’t come up with a plan to save her little teashop on Sweet Street soon, it might be too late…

So when she sees how the perfect apple crumble brings together her lonely father and faithful customer Birdie, inspiration strikes: she’ll set up a dating night involving all her sweetest bakes.

Luckily, seriously gorgeous Caleb is on hand to help sprinkle a little magic – and a lot of sugar! Could one night of scrumptious first dates fix Maddie’s heartbreak and save her beloved teashop, too?

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