Ok so the last few months have been tough, which has meant that I’ve not kept up my accountability as often as I would have liked to.
However, what it has meant is that I’ve got lots of work done.
Anna’s Home Front
So, Anna’s Home Front is now with beta readers and I’ve been getting some fairly positive feedback from these reads – which is great because if it all goes well I’ll be sending it for a final proof read really soon. And, I have to admit I now can’t wait to have this project off my plate. It’s the drawing together of a long drawn out process.
This book is the first full length work I’ve ever written and is coming in at over 100,000 words. It’s taken me a long, long time to write. I first started it back in 2010 and slowly worked on it for the next few years. In the beginning I completely swallowed that whole, ‘you must take your time if you want to write well’ rubbish. I know differently now.
At the beginning of 2015 I had a first draft – a terrible draft but a draft nonetheless. So, I sent it to an editor who gave me some pointers on what to do next.
To save time on all the boring details, let’s just say I virtually did a full rewrite of the whole thing following this. So, in some ways, I’ve only been working on this book for a year.
The other five years were really only training, I was learning how to write, how to plot, how to structure and how to mess it all up.
So, after such a long hard struggle with this one book, I am more than ready to move on and start book two. This has been the longest learning curve and an exercise in how not to write your first book, but never mind.
Content and Copy
Part of the reason I’ve been quiet online is that I’ve been busy helping some companies get their online presence sorted. It’s nice to work in these larger companies now and again within marketing departments, but I do like working at home for myself.
Looking to next week
So for next week I’ve got to go through some of the bits highlighted by my betas within Anna’s Home Front and fix them. I need to get back into my content and copywriting book and get this project off my desk and ready for launch, and I need to get stuck into some prospecting letters.
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