Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Writing The Little Teashop of Broken Hearts: Part Eight



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 8

Day 49:


You know when it’s boiling hot and you’ve been shopping all day for school uniform so now you’re absolutely knackered and want nothing more than to flop onto your bed like a starfish? That’s what I feel like right now, except starfishing on the bed isn’t going to write this book. So I’m being good, keeping away from the bed (as away from it as I can when my bed and desk are in the same room) and I’m aiming for 2,000 words.


Day 50:


It’s a bit more difficult to find writing time this week as Chris [my husband] is working again after his month-long sabbatical, meaning I have to write only in the evenings. The problem with this is I find it hard to switch off after writing, so if I write up until I go to bed, I feel wide awake still. Luckily, I’ve managed to get my 2,000 words in over the past couple of days, which is keeping me on track.


Day 55:


I’ve managed to write most evenings this week, upping my word count by another 10,000 words. The End is definitely in sight now! If I carry on as I have this week, I should have a complete first draft next week, which is very exciting and will hopefully help to spur me on when I’m reluctant to plonk myself at my desk instead of watching TV!


The End: Within reach

Word Count: 70,030


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Little-Teashop-Broken-Hearts-ebook/dp/B01MDNF71Y/

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?



The Little Teashop of Broken Hearts is available to pre-order now

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