Tuesday 23 January 2018

Writing The Wedding that Changed Everything: Week Nine

I kept a little diary while writing my eighth book, The Wedding That Changed Everything, which I'll be sharing on the blog during the run up to publication.

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I didn't think I was going to meet my word count goal of 10,000 words this week - we actually had a sunshiny day so we had a lovely family day out and when we got back, I was too shattered to even think about writing.

I've also been busy getting ready for the paperback publication of The Little Bed & Breakfast by the Sea and it was the publication day of A Beginner's Guide To Saying I Do, the second book in my Beginner's Guide series, earlier this week. I also realised I shouldn't put off the school uniform shopping any longer, so we had to venture out for that (fun times).

But I've made an effort to get at least a few hundred words most days and I somehow managed to clock up 10,808 words! I've now passed the 80,000 words mark and The End is definitely on the horizon.

I've mostly stuck to the plan I made before I started to write the book, but I've started to veer off course a little bit as Emily and her motivations have evolved as I've been writing. I don't mind being led by my characters - I do like to plan, but they're never so rigid they can't be tweaked!

I'm having a break from writing next week as we're off to Blackpool for a little holiday. The paperback of The Little Bed & Breakfast by the Sea is in a few days so it'll be nice to celebrate while actually at the seaside!

Week of the Summer Hols

Candle I've been burning this week:

Word Count
81, 602

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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