I finally bought Scrivener! Woo! Since April, I've been rationing my dwindling supply of trial days while I wait to have enough money to buy the full product. Even with the discount code from winning CampNaNoWriMo, I've had to wait this long thanks to a number of unexpected expenses. Hopefully, now having full access will … Continue reading The Sun Returns (and other updates)
Practice Duolingo everyday - excepting Tuesday, yes Listen to music/watch a show in one of my target languages twice a week Write 500 words every week day (2500 a week) - Nope. I wrote maybe a 100th of that, I think... Read a book a fortnight - I finished My Brilliant Friend and even wrote a review … Continue reading Row80 Update
So week 1 of ROW80 Round 3, has gone quite slowly but I had the opportunity to go home and visit my family and friends for the first time in months and I 100% will always put that ahead of writing. I may or may not one day be a successful author but I'd rather … Continue reading A Slow Start
Round 3 of ROW80, the writing challenge that knows you have a life, started yesterday. I'm one day late but I hope the ROW80 gods will understand. After months of working six days a week I finally secured myself a two day weekend and went to see my family and proceeded to forget entirely about … Continue reading A Little Late to the Party
As many of my regular readers are aware, I recently sent a manuscript out to betas and I've been thinking a lot about the next steps to take, both in my writing and in my attempts to build a platform and brand. For a while now, I've been amassing a list of agents to query … Continue reading Blogging as Hobby or Business?
I have come to the realisation that the end of this round of ROW80 is terrifyingly close. Because I've been so swamped for the last few weeks, I haven't been setting myself weekly goals and so I don't have those to respond to today. Instead, I'm going to take a quick look at where I'm … Continue reading Charging Towards the Finish Line
In less than two weeks, I'll be sending the manuscript of my Young Adult Fantasy novel to beta readers. That means I have under two weeks to finish my edits. So, I thought this would be the time to talk about some of the things I've learned during the editing process. 🙂 You really don’t need … Continue reading 5 Things I Learned While Editing
This week, I kept my ROW80 goals nice and simple. They were: Do initial read through of Daughter of Kings - Almost there, only 9 chapters to go. Reading through the print out, reading the scenes in order, has made it so much clearer where the work needs to be done and which scenes still need a … Continue reading ROW80 Update
As well as being an avid #reader I'm also a #writer Right now I'm looking for #betareaders for my #fantasy novel! https://inkandpapyrusblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/30/beta-readers-wanted-historical-fantasy/ #bookstagram #writersofinstagram #betareadersneeded #newadult #amwriting #amwritingfantasy A photo posted by Amelia E Browne (@ameliaebrowne) on May 19, 2016 at 7:33pm PDT //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js After work on Saturday, I made pilgrimage to the Holy … Continue reading Why Printing is Terrifying
So this post is a little late but that is because this weekend was Eurovision. If you know me, you'll know how obsessed I am with the glittery, spandexy, fire show that is Europe's answer to avoiding conflict. Seriously. Therefore, I was little distracted and didn't have a chance to post my ROW80 update til … Continue reading It’s still Sunday somewhere, right?