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Some News

Today it dawned on me that the novel I’m writing is going to take a long long time to finish, we’re talking at least another 12 months and with the downside to this being no sense of real accomplishment in the meanwhile I have decided to work on a small project. When I look at the current word count (9000) I am happy but it’s hard to keep the momentum going every day, especially when this is new and there’s the potential to throw the towel in and be done with it altogether.

I will still continue with the novel, with an aim to send to publishers, but I’d also like to try self publishing some short stories for children. On the days when the novel and its world just doesn’t want to escape my brain and be released on paper I’ll switch to the short stories.

There are no deadlines for either projects but to keep the motivation there I think this is the best option.  There are some ideas I’d like to play around with, let’s see where they get me.

Has anyone else gone through the same experience?

Happy writing bloggers!



"I loved writing as a child, loved making up silly stories. They came built-in to my brain, almost like an Ikea instruction manual. The focus these days is to figure out how to now turn them into books" Tanya Butler, June 2018

8 thoughts on “Some News

  1. Self-publishing is something I’m thinking about at the moment. It’s mainly to have s goal as you said, something to aim for. Another thought is short-story competitions, but decent ones are few and far between. If you ever need anything proof read give me a shout!


    1. Thanks Chris. Will have a rummage around the internet for competitions👍 looking forward to the day when I’m able to ask for some proof readers 😁


  2. Hmm.. how much do you write a day? I’m always interested in people’s writing techniques.
    Personally, if I don’t want to, I don’t write at all. It never turns out very well when I force myself to churn out words, and when I do, I just end up replacing it after a while. I’m a huge binge writer. In January, I wrote nearly half my second novel (a good 60-70k words — and that’s only counting what I kept) but the eight months before that I wrote nothing more than useless scrawls and posts for my blog and Instagram.

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      1. Progress is progress! 🙂 Summer has officially ended for me and I’m back in school next week…. i wrote nothing 😂 I’ve been too engrossed by my television.


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