Saturday, 25 July 2015

A Break From the Day Job




It can only mean half term!


With Six weeks off for summer!


But what to do with myself?


That's Easy . . .

I intend to write a sequel . . .

 In June this year, my debut novel was released by publishers Crooked Cat, and is on Amazon. The reaction has been amazing which is great as I had planned a sequel.



After a couple of false starts, I finally have the time to get properly stuck into it because I am lucky enough to  have six weeks off.

I love that my 'day job' compliments my need and want to write. There's been times where the flow has stopped due to having to go to bed because of that early alarm call. And then it's lost. And I can never get that moment back, no matter how many times I reread the chapters before. Now, I can stay up until the small hours, when the rest of the house is fast asleep.
 zzzzzz

The only sound, the tippy- tappy of my fingers on the keyboard. And some chill out tunes on low drifting in and out of my mind.                                 
 ♬♫♬♫


Of course, the holidays aren't all about the writing. There's the reading too. And I plan on doing lots of it. Since breaking up on Wed, I have already started and finished reading three books. Yes, one of them was mine but I had to read for continuity purposes, ready for book two.








I also plan on meeting up with friends, a little drinkies, and getting ready for holiday (where more reading is a must and some inspiration for writing).



Yummy!yummy!

As for the sequel, that's a few thousand words in and has a working title of Katie Button Stateside. I'm sure as I plough through the word count and plot, the title will become more clear to me. Who knows where my inky fingers will take me and my characters . . . I never know despite my plans and plot lines as it depends on what mood I'm in, where an idea can lead and what my characters want. Yes, they're in my head, talking to me . . .


A little advertising I made for my chicklit/romance novel. Perfect for the summer. 


So that's my six weeks in a nutshell. What do have planned for the summer weeks / weekends / days ahead?

Written for Six word Saturday, hosted by http://www.showmyface.com/

22 comments:

  1. I had 10 days off at the end of the (school) year & currently have 3 (out of 25)days of summer school left. Yes, I was foolish enough to sign up for summer school. But after that--almost a month of student-free me time. Keyboard, here I come.

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    1. That's still an impressive amount of time and I'm sure summer school was worth it. x

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  2. Vacation! Enjoy your time off...every minute...because I bet it'll go super quick!

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    1. You can say that again! This year has already gone by super quick so the summer will be gone in the blink of an eye. x

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  3. Sounds like a fun (and full) six weeks! Where, Stateside, is the holiday? :)

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    1. Gosh, I wish! Stateside is where my character Katie Button is heading; New York. She's living the life I want lol. x

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  4. Have fun with your writing, and time off.

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  5. Have fun with your writing, and time off.

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  6. Bon courage for your sequel writing, and enjoy the rest of your holiday.

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  7. Sounds like you have your six weeks well planned - and I'm very impressed with the amount of reading you are doing! I have a busy 6 week break planned which mainly revolves around family - either visiting them, or having them to stay with me!

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    1. My reading is nowhere near what one of my friend's gets through! Enjoy your family visits. They're the best. xx

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  8. Congratulations on the awesome reception and the time to write a sequel.

    Cool beans.

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    1. Thank you! I was just a tad overwhelmed. But now to get on with that sequel. xx

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  9. Congrats on the success of your first novel and best of luck on your second!

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    1. Thank you. Fingers crossed the success isn't short lived. xx

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  10. All the best for your second novel. Thanks for dropping by my blog.

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    1. Thank you! I love Six Word Saturday. xx

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