Today, I released another chapter.  Mariah is starting to get suspicious of her mum.  Head over to Wattpad if you have an account to have a look.  

I am cross with myself that I haven’t celebrated finishing editing my novel.  It is because, although it is finished I know I need to get it into a suitable format and then I will be looking for beta readers.  Then, I will have to edit again and it feels like it is never ending.  In addition, I would like to give the new content another once over…

The task of querying is on the horizon and that is putting me off doing anything.  Instead of formatting I am researching agents.  Anything to delay querying.  This time would be better spent working on my query letter which I am certain is what holds me back.

On a more positive note, here was my Instagram post about celebrating triumphs no matter how small.  Writing this post did help perk me up.  I really should listen to my own advice.    

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I was thinking too big. Thinking that a triumph has to be an award or publication but you know what, writing every day and not giving up is a writer that’s winning. It is too easy to give in to self doubt, to feel you are wasting your time, to keep going when you aren’t getting anywhere but this year I’ve not given up. I’ve blogged, written or edited every day, I’ve pitched, I’ve entered competitions and I’ve put my writing out there for all to see. That is my triumph this year. I will continue to triumph every day because dreams don’t work unless you do. Each days those wins are small but overall they are gargantuan. This is my post for day 10 #authorschallenge2019 asking for a writing triumph. What’s your triumph? NB: This is one of my favourite images on Unsplash and it is by Lacie Slezak and edited by me in Canva. #writingtriumph #triumphofwriting #mondaymotivation #mondaymotivations #mondaymotivationalquote #dreamsdontworkunlessyoudo #triumph #motivationalquotes #motivationmonday

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Do you find you are great at giving other people advice but struggle to swallow your own truth pill? 

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