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Thursday, 19 November 2015

WitchWar Cover Reveal!!!

So this week I've been super busy. I  have done a full read through and first edit before sending it to my proof reader. I've also re-done the WitchFire... again! I just didn't like it! I have also decided to test out Amazon Select which means it has to be exclusive to Amazon for three months, but I want to test out their promo options and it will now be listed in Amazon Unlimited for you guys to borrow!

It is also time for the cover reveal of WitchWar! I am really pleased with it; I hope you like it too! Let me know what you think... and who do you think the picture is of? I will give a free copy of the book 1 week before publication to the first correct answer! Answers in comments please... or on my Facebook page.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

It is Done... Let the editing commence!

I'm feeling really excited! I finished the first draft on Saturday at noon, after doing an 11.5 hour writing slog the day before and then finishing off whilst my daughter was at fencing and swimming classes yesterday morning!

I plan to do a full read through next week and then get it sent off to my lovely beta readers the week after.

What is exciting me even more is I have the cover done! I really want to post it but you're going to have to wait for the cover reveal next week!

Now the clock is ticking and I need people with blogs or social reading pages to get in contact. I need cover reveals, reviews and any promo articles you fancy!

I didn't feel happy when I finished WitchHunt. I had just moved house and was stressed and I decided it was the last one, but it never felt quite right. This time I feel great! I think WitchWar is the perfect last book. The series is going out with a BANG!

Friday, 6 November 2015

Blood Baths, Death and Time Travel

Ha! I'm liking that title! 
So it's been a while since I blogged, but you'll be glad to know that I have been writing and I'm heading into the home stretch. I've just reached 60k words and I'm finishing chapter 20. I'm hoping to finish the first draft at the end of next week, so keep a look out for celebratory, giddy blog posts, before I get stuck into the drudgery of editing! 

 To get back to my title it is referring directly to this book. It is quite scary and there are some deaths, but I promise to do my best not to break your hearts (mentioning no names, but looking at Allegiant sitting on my book shelf!!) I am also putting a call out to book bloggers. If you have a book blog and or post reviews to Instagram, facebook or any other social media site and would like a free digital ARC of WitchWar please get in touch. Ideally you will have read the previous books in the series but I think you'' be able to pick it up as there are brief reference points for new readers and it is set ten years on from the last book anyway. If you would like copies of the previous books let me know! I will be running a Blog Tour early January and will get ARCs out before Christmas so you have plenty of time to read. 

 Looking forward to hearing from you! Find me on Twitter & Instagram under @EmmaMwriter or on my Author page on FB.

Friday, 9 October 2015

Writing Targets and Mammograms!

So the last couple of weeks have been tough for writing because of time out, what with mini-breaks in Barcelona and this week I had a hospital appointment at the breast clinic for a mammogram, so Monday and Tuesday I was not in the mood for writing. Luckily for me it turned out to be nothing more than a hormone irregularity, but it really made me feel for women who have worse luck with their diagnoses. The appointment itself was amazing, the nurses were kind and gentle, the doctors and even the Consultant were all brilliant and made the experience as reassuring as possible. I know I've said this before but we need to keep our NHS. They are amazing!

With that behind me I did my best to get back into my 2000 word a day daily writing target and yesterday I was so engrossed I even wrote after the school run and managed 3000 words! Today I've just done another 2000 so I'm finishing the week on a grand total of 33,366!

I should be halfway (if it wasn't for my week off writing... but I'm almost there!)

Oh and for any Instagram fans out there, I have just joined... I know I'm late to the party, but still I'm there now and trying to get the hang of it! https://instagram.com/emmaMwriter/

Have a great weekend!

Friday, 2 October 2015

Refreshed, Energised and Back at It!

So last week I was too busy to write. We had an amazing weekend in Barcelona. It has now beaten Paris to my City Break top spot! I love Paris, it's beautiful and the food is to die for, but lets face it Barcelona also has great food, its architecture is stunning, pretty much everywhere you walk, but especially in the Gothic Quarter and along the Passeig De Gracia AND it has a beach/marina! In Paris you can't sit by the ocean in a restaurant drinking Sangria!

We arrived home Monday evening and Tuesday was a right-off organising stuff, but I am happy to report that the last three days I have got stuck in and have hit my 2000 word target every day! WitchWar is now up to Chapter 9!

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Time Flies...

When you're having fun... And also when you're not! It also seems to constantly be on an upward trajectory. Each year goes faster than the last. In January I had a mild freak out when my eldest child turned 10! Today we were visiting a secondary school open morning, in preparation for submitting her senior school application next month! I watched her as we walked around the school, sauntering along behind me, her arms linked with her friends, chatting and completely unaware of how 'ready' she looked. Sometimes I watch her and think 'how on earth can she be ready for senior school?' But today I saw it, she was composed and confident. She amazes me everyday and it baffles me how my colicky baby turned into this beautiful, funny creature.

So this post isn't about writing, truth is I'm not writing at all this week. Time is flying by too fast; I have another open evening to attend tomorrow, I have guests arriving on Thursday and I'm going to Barcelona on Friday. My writing is important to me and I'll get back to it next week, in the mean time I'm going to ferry my kids all over the area to various activities and try and catch every special moment, file it away and catch extra cuddles while I can... Talking of which I can feel a Halloween party moment coming on!

Friday, 18 September 2015

WitchWar Week Two

Phew! Am I glad it's Friday!

I didn't think I'd make it through the week on target as it's been really tough this week.
Yes this was me!
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I've been in a bit of a writing slump and making it to the 2000 word target each day has been killer! But somehow I have done it! I have just finished now, at 2pm and my total word count is 20,010 words! Go me!

Here's a reminder...
'WitchFire', the prequel to the WitchBlood Series is currently FREE only for one more week and then it will be full price again!