One Last Time -The Final Galley Pass!

Yep. You read that correctly! My line edits are back and I have one last read through of The Last Dragon Rider before my words are set free upon the world… YIKES!!! (Why am I doing this again???) Hopefully, within the next couple of weeks I will get a release date!!! (Breath, Errin, breath) So…

Return Of The Edits!

Well, after months of agonized waiting, obsessively checking my email every five minutes and having horrible stress induced nightmares in which my book getting contracted was something I cooked up from my wildly over active imagination, my edits are back! I woke up the other morning to them sitting in my inbox. I felt excited and…

Editing Done & Dusted (For Now), It’s Beta Time!

So last week I finished what I think is my last round of edits on ‘The Last Dragon Rider’… For now anyway. As some of you may know, I’ve been working very hard on getting the manuscript up to scratch for re-submission come July. I’ve been hard at it for five months, and fingers crossed…

Novella Update! And It’s Good News!

As a few of you already know, I resubmitted the first 3 chapters of my novella ‘The Last Dragon Rider’ at the beginning of February after completing the revisions the editor suggested. Well, last week I heard back, and I’m very excited to report it was positive news. I still have a ways to go, but I’m…

Broken Brains, Procrastination & My New Plan

I’ll be the first to admit that my writing schedule can be a bit all over the place, sometimes non existent. But I take the chances when they arise. Whipping up a few lines at the kitchen table during the morning chaos that is breakfast time whilst my son sits in his high chair a tosses his…

And The Verdict From the Publisher Is…Extremely Interesting

As I have mentioned previously, I submitted my novella to a publisher. They then asked me for my first three chapters… On Saturday afternoon my notification sounded on my phone. (it’s the TARDIS! And no it wasn’t the doctor calling) Realizing it was an email I opened it up…and proceeded to jump up and down…

Taking The Plunge & Submitting…My Manuscript

I did it. I submitted my manuscript to a real life publisher. Yesterday I made the decision to sacrifice a day of NaNoWriMo writing to finish up my edits on my novella during my lunch break. I did agonize over this for a little while, but ultimately decided I wanted to finish my editing. I can…

And The Word From The Editor Is…

She loved my story!!! So I received my manuscript back from The Editor last weekend. I was away in Melbourne for the weekend helping my sister move house, because I of course am an amazing big sister. I woke up the morning we were supposed to head home to about a million e-mails in my…

Querying the Query

So I was sitting at my computer yesterday, whiling away my time researching publishers and reading through submission guidelines. I have found a couple of publishers that I think may be a good fit for me and my novella. So now I wait agonizingly and anxiously for my manuscript to return to me, hopefully without too…

Edit, Editing…Editor?

Ok, so after finishing my manuscript the next step is to edit…and edit…and edit, and then…oh, yeah,edit some more! I have re-read this story so many times I could probably narrate it word for word if anyone asked. Anyway… My lovely mum, who herself is a published author and has been writing for 17+ years,…