Friday, 12 January 2018

Writing The Wedding that Changed Everything: Week Three

 
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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Last week, I ended up slipping behind schedule. It was only a few thousand words, but it's so easy for those few thousands to mount up, which becomes increasingly difficult to catch up. Plus, I have family commitments and I knew this week I wouldn't have as many writing days as usual. If I fall any more behind, I know I'll be playing catch up for the next few weeks and panicking as my deadline looms.

So my aim for this week was to write 3,000 words per writing day, which would cover this week's word count goal, plus the words I didn't manage last week.

 
And I did it! I wrote 13,026 words, which nudged me over the 30,000 words mark and brought me back on track with my 10,000 words per week goal - go me! Having a detailed plan has really helped as I haven't had to think too much about what each scene will involve as I sit down to write as I'd already figured it out beforehand. It meant I could sit down and just write (in theory. 'Popping' onto Twitter and Facebook slightly snags the plan).
 
And there was more good news this week as I received some exciting post - my new two-book contract with HQDigital (HarperCollins), which The Fairytale Effect (the working title of The Wedding that Changed Everything) is part of. So it's all official now. All that's left to do is actually write the books...
 
 
 
Books I've Bought This Week
 
Milestones I've Reached This Week
Around a third of the way through The Fairytale Effect - woo!
 
Word Count
30,248
 
 
 
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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