Friday 20 January 2017

Writing The Little Teashop of Broken Hearts: Part Five

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 5

Day 30:

So I didn’t hit my word goal last week. I meant to, I really, really did. I was going to catch up with those last 2,000 words on Sunday. And then I accidentally went bowling… and to see The BFG. Which was a lot of fun with the family, so I can’t feel too guilty about it and I WILL catch up with those pesky 2,000 words this week.

Day 33:

So, those pesky 2,000 words? They’ve sort of grown. I’m now almost 6,000 words behind schedule. HOW DID THIS HAPPEN TO ME???

Day 35:

Okay, so I think we all know why I’m falling behind with my word count goals – it’s purely because I haven’t had my bum at my desk enough. Which is why I’m holed away at my keyboard on a sunshiney Sunday to catch up.

Day 35 [Later]

I haven’t quite caught up with my word count goal for the week, but I’m a bit closer. Hopefully – if I pull my socks up – I can make up the difference next week!

Words behind schedule: 3,613

Word Count: 36,387

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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