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And I am still in my PJ’s writing…

…And I am still in my PJ’s writing…

Yes, my aim is to get LOADS done on my new fantasy novel, over the holidays. Of course I will have Christmas Day and Boxing Day off, but the rest of the time will (hopefully) be devoted to clocking up a certain number of words each day. Of course I don’t type in the evenings, so I’ll still be changing out of the PJ’s and into something more fetching to celebrate at various points during the holidays – but for the most part THIS FIRST DRAFT OF THIS NOVEL WILL BE COMPLETED…

IT WILL BE COMPLETED.

Or at least attempted….

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Almost Being Lara….

So the corrections went very well and I was able to post back the manuscript (hopefully for the last time) to New York today! Hurrah!!

But not before I spotted a flaw much bigger than a misplaced hyphen. A tiny hole in the plot that, ‘if you blink you’d miss it’ but nevertheless, was potentially bothersome. So, after a quick call to my Mum in Nigeria (where half the book is set) she was able to put me straight on a few things which I then included in the final manuscript. It was only a few lines but an important few lines ….

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Rebellion as a Writer (err…. kind of)

So this weekend is all about editing ‘Being Lara’ which ordinarily would be fine… but let me tell you- I am soooo into my new ‘fantasy’ novel (yes, let’s call it that because it’s kinda part fantasy, part sci fi) and basically correcting my new ‘about to be published novel’ takes me away from my new, new one.

Confused?

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Breaking News…

…erm, I’ve decided to ‘bin’ the 50 or so THOUSAND words already written on a novel I am working on.

Why?

Because I have decided to write the novel I have wanted to write for about 14 years.

I can’t say too much about it, but it’s ‘the one’.

And I am in love again – you know… thinking about ‘it’ every day; upon waking up, when I’m cooking. I have butterflies in my tummy when I hear its name… Okay you get the drift.

This is the novel I have to write.

So I begin…

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Steve Jobs

‎”When I get my first publishing contract, the first thing I’ll do is buy an Apple computer! It’s the only computer that legitimises me as a writer – oh and Carrie from SATC has one!!!”

It took a while and the models kept changing as my journey to becoming a published author continued… 2 years, 3 years… (you know the rest). But as soon as I signed that first contract with Harper Collins in 2007, I had my flat screen iMac delivered. And last December, I opened up a a box that contained my shiny new MacBook Air laptop!  

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