As a self-published author myself, I know how hard it is to proofread your own work. You’ll never find all of the typos, as you know exactly what the sentence is supposed to say, and your brain skips past the errors automatically. I think a certain degree of errors are expected in self-published works, because not all of us can afford to pay a high-end proofreader, or two, to look over our books. But, you should never hit the publish button without having at least one person read through it. Continue reading “Proofreading Services for Indie Authors”
If you’ve followed my previous blogs about writing the Liliana trilogy, you’ll know that I really struggled to write the second book. It took me 18 months – yes that’s right – 18 long, long months. Because of this, I sort of fell out of love with writing this series, and I had no motivation whatsoever to write the third one. With a challenge like this one, I had no choice but to write it.
Obviously, it’s nowhere near finished. It’s probably the worst draft I’ve ever written, but that’s the whole point of doing a challenge like this. It’s quantity, not quality. You put the quality in during draft 2 and the edits! Continue reading “50,000 Words in 50 Days – Update 3”
It has taken me 18 months, yes, that’s a year and a half, to finish writing it. It’s been a hard one.
I completely struggled with a re-write at 20,000 words and just couldn’t get back into writing it after that. But on Friday, I made the decision that I was going to spend the whole weekend writing it.
It did take me the whole weekend too. I was locked in my room, hunched over my notebook, determined. I’m so happy and a little bit relieved that it’s finally completed. Now I just need to type it up and edit it.
I’m pretty sure it’s not long enough at the moment, but I already know a few scenes that need to be added in, so the word count should be very similar to ‘Reality is in a Dream’.
As I have changed the cover for my first book, I need to think up a new idea for my second cover and I already have a few ideas about that. Hopefully I can show you all something in the near future.
You may have noticed with my last posts that I have gradually put my book, ‘Reality is in a Dream’, on more selling platforms. All of the links can be found on my website here, but not many people would know to look there, so I am going to put the links in this post too!
All you have to do is click the purple, italic writing and you will be taken to each website. If you don’t know what my book is about, you can read Chapter 1 here. Also, I’m a Goodreads author, so if you want to add me as a friend on there I’m more than happy to accept all requests!