And it’s done! With bonus teaser!

Photo by Oliver Hammond on Flickr

Photo by Oliver Hammond on Flickr

Yesterday I wrote, ‘The End’ on my first draft of my fifth book!

I have to say, considering it was supposed to be a light novella at under 30,000 words to give me a bit of a break, it kind of took on a life of it’s own!

I did skip a week at the beginning of August where I didn’t write at all (naughty, I know!), so when I realised I managed to pump out over 45,000 words in 3 weeks I was revelling in quite a lot of triumph!

I’m really starting to get my writing routine down and sticking to it 🙂

It’s always a rather exhilarating moment to finish a first draft, but it does tend to be only for a moment, because then I get the sinking feeling of knowing how much editing there is to do next 😀

And I have to say, I was worried about going back and reading this one. For some reason I got it into my head that the writing was terrible and I was going to practically be changing everything.

So, when I started reading through and looking at editing, I was pleasantly surprised it wasn’t anywhere near as bad as I had told myself it would be! In fact, some parts were pretty darn good, if I do say so myself 😀

There is still plenty of editing to be done, but I have to say I’m enjoying the editing a lot more now I realise it’s much better than I thought, especially considering it’s a first draft.

And now, I am going to brave and post an unedited teaser/excerpt from my new book!

“And now, it’s time to get physical,” she said.

“Huh?” Alex asked, broken from her thoughts.

“What you like in a man, in his looks. But I think that’s pretty easy to determine.” FG slapped her wand against the desk’s surface, the bottom drawer flinging open and making Alex almost topple from her chair in surprise. From the drawer floated a dog-eared, well-read romance novel that Alex only brought out when she was certain she was alone.

“No, you can’t have that!” Alex yelled, trying to clamber over the desk to retrieve it. But it was nestled in the fairy godmother’s lap before she even had the chance.

The front cover was a vivid purple, the title, ‘Love of the Best Kind’, emblazoned in hot red, curling front across it.
“See? There is a romantic buried beneath that professional exterior of yours.” FG chuckled but Alex flushed red, sinking back into her chair and hoping it would swallow her whole.

FG flicked open the book, the crumpled pages falling open with ease. Her brows raised as she scanned the words and her eyes slowly widened.

She snapped the book shut. “Well, maybe not so romantic, but certainly passionate.”

Alex sunk further into her chair with a groan, covering her eyes with her hand.

Hope you enjoyed it!

How are you guys doing with your writing projects? Do you dread the editing phase? Have you ever been pleasantly surprised by your own work when going back and reading it over?

*As usual, I will be away over the weekend and back on Monday to reply to comments and emails 🙂 Have a brilliant weekend everyone!*

Progress Report:

Status of fifth manuscript: Editing first draft.

Books read: 5/4

Mid September Book Review: Currently reading.

Lucky 7 and Stay-cation time! :D

I was tagged by Rain of Rain’s Writing Realm to participate in this! So let’s give it a go 😀

The Rules:
Go to page 7 or 77 in your current WIP.
Go to line 7
Post on your blog the next 7 sentences or 7 lines —as they are!
Tag 7 people and do the same.
You can choose between page 7 or 77.

Ok so- Page 7, Line 7, 7 sentences. (Oh, hit a rather exciting moment!)

“It is time,” the council servant said, bringing Kai back to the conversation.
“Not for me,” Milana replied, crossing her arms once again.
“You cannot refuse your destiny,” the man shouted, slamming his fist down onto the table. Kai flinched. It was the first time he’d seen any council servant express emotion, especially with such an angered reaction.
Milana was unmoved by the display. “I don’t care for destiny.”

So there, a teaser from my current WIP, in all its unedited glory 😀 Considering I don’t like sharing stuff about my current projects, I’ve done a lot of that this week!

So to tag 7 people-

Sierra (Permashift)
Melissa Barker-Simpson
Callum McLaughlin
Crystin Goodwin
Taylor Grace
YOU! (Mwahaha, yes, I tag you if you’re reading this!)

In other news-

I am going on a stay-cation 😀 I will be away from 21st-29th June.

In that time I won’t be around on the blog or email, I will be completely gone. Going to have a week resting, hanging out with family, and watching the tennis (yay for Wimbledon!).

I have some posts scheduled, but I will note on each post that I am away, so people don‘t think I am just ignoring them if they post a comment 😀

So I hope every one has a fantastic week! And I will be back to normal on the 30th June 🙂

Progress Report:

Word Count: 7190 (46,397 total word count)
Status of Fourth Manuscript: Writing first draft.

Books read: 1/4

June eBook Review: Review written and ready.