There are lots of different stages to writing a book, from the initial spark of an idea, to reaching milestones of 10,000 words, 20, 50, The End, and then the hard work of edits begin before the euphoria (and a pinch of fear) of publication. I thought I'd share some images of the different stages of writing The Accidental Life Swap!
The book started off with the aid of this little gem. Writing Love by Alexandra Sokoloff explains how to use the three act structure screenwriters use, with a focus on romance/romantic comedies (it has a new cover now, but this is the cover it had when I purchased it).
It's always nice to celebrate milestones, and that first 10,000 is a belter!
All my books are fueled by tea.
Most of the animals (and there are quite a few!) were named by readers on my Facebook page.
You can see more info here
More milestones to celebrate!
And then reaching those beautiful words: The End.
Except it isn't really The End. There's still SO MUCH work to do!
Starting with the first round of edits.
I had some more help for the editing stage:
These books help me to build on the draft I already have so I can add more depth to the story and make it shine.
Ebook Publication Day!
I ran a giveaway for my newsletter subscribers to celebrate publication day. The prize was a gorgeous little house pendant, which I think fits perfectly with the book.
Sometimes one moment can change your life forever…
Rebecca Riley has always been a bit of a pushover. When her glamorous boss, Vanessa, asks her to jump, she doesn’t just ask how high… she asks if her boss would like her to grab a coffee on the way back down!
So whilst overseeing the renovation of Vanessa’s beautiful countryside home, the last thing Rebecca ever expected was to be mistaken for her boss – or that she would even consider going along with it! Far away from the bustling city and her boss’s demanding ways, could she pretend to be Vanessa and swap lives, just for a little while?