Monday 15 January 2018

Writing The Wedding that Changed Everything: Week Four

I kept a little diary while writing my eighth book, The Wedding That Changed Everything, which I'll be sharing on the blog over the next few weeks.

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The jubilation of last week's triumph of catching up with my word count goal seems like a distant memory, and I won't be able to claim I'm still on track this week. Far from it as there has been a spanner in the works this week. BUT this is a wonderful spanner. The best spanner I could ever have wished for!

On Monday, I received a call from my editor to pass on the (flipping amazing) news that The Little Bed & Breakfast by the Sea was going to go to print, with the paperback version being stocked in Sainsbury's and on Amazon!!!

I was obviously over the moon. The Little Bed & Breakfast by the Sea is my sixth novel, but the first to make it to paperback and I can't wait to hold a copy in my hands. I've wanted this to happen since I was little, so when the time comes, it really will be a dream come true!

Before the paperback can happen, the book needed to be proofread and I was sent a set of proofs to check. So The Fairytale Effect [the working title of The Wedding that Changed Everything] has had to take a back seat this week while I concentrated on the proofs. They're all done now and back with my editor, so I can now pick up the reins with The Fairytale Effect again and try to catch up. It's my daughters' last week in school before they break up for the summer holidays next week, so I'll have to get as much done as I can as squeezing in writing time during the holidays can be tough!

Books I've Proofread This Week

Times I've Pinched Myself This Week
Many. I've lost count

Word Count

Love happens when you least expect it…

Emily Atkinson stopped believing in fairy tales a long time ago! She’s fed up of dating frogs in order to track down her very own Prince Charming, despite the best efforts of her matchmaking best friend…

But now she’s been invited to the wedding of the year at the enchanting Durban Castle, and perhaps bumping into a knight in shining armour isn’t as far away as she thought!

Will Emily survive the wedding and walk away an unscathed singleton – or finally find her own happily-ever-after?

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