Friday, 27 January 2012

Wooo to the Hooo!

I've got another week off next week! I am positively hurtling through the last exciting climax of the Chosen One and I'm very pleased with it too.
As soon as I've completed that one, I'm going to start on the Wolf Moon (which I've written about a fifth of so far) which is focused on Franklin and the way his life is being affected by the changes in his body since he turned sixteen and became a werewolf.
Obviously, you know me well enough by now to know that writing that one alone is never enough, so I'm also working on (in between everything else) my Seltham Community College books, and I've had another idea for the next but one (I think that would make it number 10). I was in the car going to work the other morning and Jar of Hearts came on. Well, I listened to the words and thought to myself - now there's a song that should be a book...
So, it'll be number ten I think - or at least I shall weave it in somewhere.
The Prom night specials are coming on a treat - basically, they're around 6-8 short stories all about a few of the character's time at the Prom. I'm writing the first one about Becky, Julia, Hannah, Lucy, Emily and Tabby - and maybe Jessie too - I haven't got that far yet.
The second Prom Night Special is about characters that I haven't introduced yet, so I'm thinking that I'll release that before the books are written about them just to give you an idea of who they are and what makes them tick so to speak. I'm really enjoying writing them!
Anyway, the time is ticking on, I've got to go and wake up the girls and get them off to school, then I've got to drag myself to work...but I escape at 2.30pm and then my time is all my own for a whole week!!!! Yippy-I-Yay!!

Friday, 20 January 2012

Prom night special for Seltham Community College series

I'm just in the process of writing a collection of short stories about various characters from the Seltham Community College, all set at the same Prom night. Each one of the stories intertwines with the others, and I'm just considering whether to publish it along with all the rest or to simply post it on my website...decisions, decisions!
Anyway, whilst I'm on the subject of my books, here's a little update for you:-
Chosen One - getting there (finally) I've got to do around another 15-20,000 words to finish this one properly. I've already written the end, it's the last about quarter of the story that I'm having trouble with!
The Wolf Moon - I've got to be honest, this one is going really slowly at the moment - I've been spending too much time on other stuff - I promise to get back to work on it as soon as Chosen One is finished!
Three Wishes - I've just not got around to this one for a looooonnnnngggg time! I will return...just not immediately...
Also I'm working on something totally unrelated to anything else too and that has been taking me away from my other projects a little too much recently.
So, here is my solemn promise...By the end of March I will have finished Chosen One and it will be out in April sometime.
The next Seltham Community College book will be out at around the same time and the Wolf Moon, I'm figuring will be out in June(ish).
There may be a couple of other books out too, but since these are the top secret ones, they may not.....!
Ha ha! How mysterious!

Friday, 13 January 2012

Friday??? How did that happen?

I can't believe it's Friday already!
I've had a great week, just chilling out and writing my books.
The Chosen One is almost finished and I've also been working on a couple of other projects that I'm very happy with.
We're going for a day out at Chatsworth tomorrow, which is always lovely - we always walk up to the hunting lodge - which always sees me gasping and wheezing like an old woman but still - I'm always very proud to reach the top!
So here's to a lovely weekend and I'll write soon when I've got something new to tell you!
See you soon


Sunday, 8 January 2012

Woooooo to the Hoo!

Holiday time for me, which can only mean one thing - I get to write to my heart's content without anyone giving me the look for not taking any notice of them!!! (By that I mean from my immediate family, all of whom have to put up with vagueness from me at some time or other because my head is in Gore or some other weird and wonderful place!)'s the plan....
Actually the first thing I've really got to do is visit my Poppy Pops (that's Dad to most normal folks) and take his Christmas tree down for him. (He's getting on a bit, so I'll leave him to making the tea and toast)
But as soon as I get home, it'll be the Chosen One all the way.....
I got a Kindle for Christmas and I honestly can't put it down - totally love it! I've uploaded loads of books and I'm working my way through them in between keeping the house tidy (well, kind of) and going to work and writing my own books! It's all go innit!
Have a great day!  xxx

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Back to the grind....

I'm off to the day job this morning...Booooo!
Still, only for the next three days and then I have a whole week to myself to do exactly as I like!!
my plan for next week is to get the Chosen One completed. it's coming along nicely and should be ready for checking through for mistakes and typos - my least favourite part of the job!
The next book on my hitlist will then be Three Wishes which I have been neglecting mercilessly. I would also like to get my teeth into Charlotte's theatre and the Wolf Moon but we shall see how the week pans out...
I have been busy this week checking all my already published books and have updated them all with new versions - silly things like typing errors, but they were bugging me so they should all be right now!
Anyway, have a great day and a great weekend and I shall write soon - Happy New Year!!