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I cannot believe it is now the end of another month. This has been a stressful time and although I have been writing almost every day, it has mainly been to work on publishing my novel.
I decided to publish this book myself even though I hadn’t sent it out to many agents/publishers – two in fact – I realised that the chance of getting a first novel published would be hard enough but even harder I think for commercial fiction or Chick lit. Maybe once I have sold millions of copies, the agents/publishers will come looking for me!

I have chosen to publish my book and they have made it fairly straight forward but I think I am going to get my cover professionally designed; it is after all the first impression. I am attempting to format my novel myself as formatting – and chocolate – seems to be my nemesis. Once I have completed the whole process, I will blog about my experience in the hope it will help others to not make the same mistakes as I did. Plus I can hopefully pass on some tips.

My other main project this month has been in the garden. I have been growing my own vegetable and fruit for the first time. Grow Your Own magazine have not got back to me yet regarding my article proposal but I did write them a letter about how I am making mini vegetable gardens and they emailed to request that they use the photograph I attached. My letter should be published in the July issue. They don’t pay for letters but do give the winning letter £40 worth of vouchers to spend in a garden centre. If I win, I am going to count this in my £3,000 word target.20150418_113621(1)

Oh and those of you who read my previous blog, which included writing for Textbroker, I still haven’t had my writing sample checked yet! This must be about two months ago. I am going to attempt some other broker sites again now that I have a little more time. I have joined and but haven’t had much time to write for them yet.

So, in conclusion, in April my total writing income amounted to …Nothing! Oh well, I am optimistic this will change soon.

Happy writing everyone!



I have been a Personal Trainer for about 23 years and I still love training and the buzz it gives me but writing has always been a part of my life. I think I wrote my first book at the age of 10. My grandmother said I would be a novelist one day and she was right - as all grandmothers often are! I live with my boyfriend Carl, we have 2 huskies who make us laugh every day, except when pulling us into bushes to chase after squirrels! I have also written a Diet and Fitness book for women over 40.

2 thoughts on “APRIL –WHERE DID IT GO?

  1. Good luck self-publishing your novel! I can never quite decide which route I want to go when I finally finish something worth showing to the world.


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