Blog Hop, Got Goals?

Got Goals? She’s Here!

Big Goals BloghopIn my post last month, I was sailing towards the end of Camp NaNoWriMo, which I did complete with a 25k wordcount goal. Really happy with that, and a good chunk of my next book, While We Were Waiting, is now written.

May has been a little big of a mixed bag. I’ve been busy plotting the rest of While We Were Waiting (and finally worked out what the ending would be just yesterday!), and I returned to The Memory Trader series with the final edits and formatting of The Sister before its release on 22nd. So, yes, another book is now out, and the reviews have been absolutely amazing!

It really feels like things are moving forward, and picking up momentum now. Like I might, soon, be able to actually justify all this! Something’s definitely shifted, and I’m excited to see where it goes.

So, looking forward to June, it would be great to get While We Were Waiting fully plotted, fully written, and maybe even out to the beta readers. Too much? We’ll see!

How have you done with your goals in May? Join the Got Goals? Bloghop here.

Blog Hop, Got Goals?

Five Year Project: Storming Along

Five Year Project: Do You Have Goals?Things have certainly turned around since last month’s post when not very much was happening at all.

Glimpse: A New World, an anthology which includes my short story Nothing is Sacred has been released, the Britain Looks to the Future science fiction boxset, which includes The Bottle Stopper, is available on pre order, as is my first non fiction book, How to Survive Working From Home with Preschool Children, and I’m racing along with my target wordcount on my WIP, The Visionary. So, yeah, September’s been pretty damn fantastic.

There have been some frustrating times when circumstance has left me with a couple of days of getting no words down at all, but when you have a young family, everything’s a process of compromise and give and take. But, all in all, I’m getting along really well, and my wordcount chart only recognises a couple of blips in my progress:

wordcount chart

The important thing is that I’ve always managed to get it back on track. It’s amazing how one month can be so different to the next.

How are you doing with your writing goals?

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Pre order: Britain Looks to the Future

Britain Looks to the FutureBritain Looks to the Future: Best of British Independent SciFi Authors is a boxset of eight books (novels and novellas), written by British indie authors, and it’s now available to pre order on Amazon for just 99p/99c. That’s a whole load of SciFi for a very tiny price.

You can pre order your copy here:

The blurb:
Take a trip from the 19th century to the far future, with eight of the best British independent authors of speculative fiction. From Victorian zombies to intergalactic comic capers, near future wars to the human colonisation of space, there’s something for everyone.

The boxset includes my Paper Duchess series opener, The Bottle Stopper.