What a week! Not only has the RNA NWS Our Path to Publication feature launched but I have also won prizes, been plotting the finer details of my next novel The Skylark Serenade and seriously considering my publishing options for The Cherry Tree Cafe!
First up my fabulous win from Avon books. I entered their wonderful essentials giveaway on Facebook by simply telling them what would be my book of choice if I found myself on a dessert island. A Room With A View by E.M. Forster has been top of my list since I was 14 years old so that was the obvious choice and look what it won me! A copy of The Atlas of Us by Tracy Buchanan, a Cath Kidston Rose travel essentials pack, cupcake wrapped tissues and a selection of Love Hearts. Thank you Avon, I'm thrilled to have won such a pretty prize!
As well as winning prizes I have also finished reading the stunning debut Undertaking Love, by Kat French.
The plot made me laugh, cry and pretty much everything in between. An unusual tale with plenty of twists and a heady dose of passion. Believe me once you've read this cracking novel you'll never think of an undertaker in the same way!
Plotting The Skylark Serenade continues apace and I plan to begin writing at least the first 10 or so chapters over the summer break. I've also been weighing up my publishing options, thanks to various posts on the fabulous The Write Romantics blog, and can confirm that I shall definitely be publishing The Cherry Tree Cafe, one way or another... more to follow...
Wattpad reads of The Cherry Tree and Dead Man's Tree are steadily rising and this week I've also joined the Facebook group Writing Is My Passion run by Rachel Medhurst.
The coming week finally sees the end of term and the luxury of almost six whole weeks of creative opportunity which I fully intend to make the most of! Don't forget to check back in on Friday for the next post in Our Path to Publication feature.
Wishing you all a wonderful week!