Archive for October 2012

Ummmm… So… Really Enthusiastic…   Leave a comment

I’m almost ashamed to reread my last post. So I was super enthusiastic about two pieces of writing in May. 5 months ago. I thought that I would get oodles of writing done during the holidays but instead I chose to sit on my ass. True story. What I really need to remember is that I sit on my ass to write so really there is no excuse for writing nothing for so long. In recent weeks a news item has reminded me of my YA novel and I just wish that I’d not wasted the last 5 months because, right now, I have the best chance of selling my story. Unfortunately life is full of ifs and buts. Oh well.

On a serious note I have started my writing again, despite the fact that I may have missed the boat when it comes to my YA novel. I am only about 7,000 words in so there is not much chance of completing it this year (unless I give up my job, which sounds wonderful in theory, however the mortgage company may disagree!). Perhaps I should focus on my younger readers story, which I might be able to knock together a first draft before 2014. Decisions like this actually put me off writing. I almost wish that I didn’t have so many unfinished stories swirling around in my head. Becasue seriously I’ve just thought of a Chick Lit story. AS I’M WRITING THIS POST. Seriously I don’t want to stofle my creativity but at the same time I wish that I could finish with one before I move onto the next.

I’m off to write a party scene (Jersey Shore blasting in the background – the things we do for our craft!)…

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Posted October 15, 2012 by Susan in ramblings

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Review: The Mystery of Mercy Close   Leave a comment

The Mystery of Mercy Close
The Mystery of Mercy Close by Marian Keyes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this book – very surprised at how life turned out for the youngest Walsh sister. I had worked out the mystery pretty quickly (but I won’t spoil it for you!). I’m happy to admit that I did not really have the romances pegged properly, however do feel that the right decisions were made. I think thst some of the subject matter is a bit too dark for this to become a favourite, although that is what will make the book stay with me for a long time.

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Posted October 15, 2012 by Susan in Uncategorized