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Showing posts from October, 2017

Twin Forest

Twin Forest is the mid-western north American town I created as the setting for my first ever novel: Eve Eden vs. the Zombie Horde.

I am so pleased that my first ever novel is being turned into an audiobook for download. I've blogged about my excitement over my books being made into audio, and that thrill still hasn't waned! It's because I never thought I'd get any of my books into audio, and now there's only a couple more that need narrating, and then my entire collection of 17 titles (to date), will be available to listen to as well. But my first book is also already available as an ebook and in paperback. I was so proud of this book when it was first released way back in 2011. Unfortunately I was bullied online with the release of my first ever novel, so it set me back as an indie author. Oh well, I've come a long way since that fateful year. Still have indefinite ways to go yet though.

Enjoy Eve Eden vs. the Zombie Horde in paperback and ebook now. Right h…

It's Autumn Time

I was going to write a new quick autumn short story, but then I realised I'm hella tired. So instead I'll highlight an autumnal piece of poetry I sort of wrote in my novel Trouble in Paradise. I couldn't help myself really, when I wrote it. This song usually pops into my mind round this time of year. Mormons might recognise it. "Autumn Time" is an LDS primary song that goes a little something like this:

I look out the window, and what do I see? 
Grey clouds, wind and rain, staring back at me. 
Spring has brought us such a dull surprise, 
Rain, sleet and sometimes snow, horizontally into my eyes. 
Sitting here eating this chocolate treat, 
a lunch time snack that tastes so sweet. 
Choc isn't good for my thighs, 
cloudy skies make me cry. 
I'm off!

Okay so I completely twisted the lyrics to the original song, but it's sung in my head to the same tune. Apart from the end bit that doesn't rhyme at all. Hahaha.

But yeah, my main character in this novel wants t…

One Million Words of Fiction

I love word counts. I like to look back and see how many words of fiction I've actually written and published. So that's what I do, from time to time I add up my word counts.

To date I've written 720,720 words of fiction. Funny that it's seven-two-zero twice, haha. And this amount of words means I have 279,280 words to go to reach 1,000,000 fiction words written. I'm counting totals of my novels and story collections. Mainly novels, I have 2 story collections.
Currently I have 8 novel projects on the go. Well, I'm writing them one at a time. I always have new ideas that pop into my head. I've stopped writing them down though, because it's a never ending list and I need achievable goals. I like setting goals in life and my word count of 1,000,000 is for the purpose of skill. I figure I'll come into my writing properly after achieving 1 million fiction words. And we all know how to get better at something: by doing it. And doing it better every time. …

Sit Down & Write

... or stand at a standing desk. Or even a treadmill desk. I want one of those!

So the last time I blogged I said I was going to blog daily. That didn't happen! I totally forgot, dammit. Oh well. Never mind. I've actually managed to vlog daily though, over on my nothing youtube channel. I literally have no theme for my youtube channel. It's just nonsense.

What should I blog about today anyway? This is supposed to be a writing and all things book blog. So I guess my topic for today will be another post about cracking on with my novel writing.

I've been struggling lately because of the way I write best. I like to have a block of days in a row where I can just get through an entire novel once and for all. Otherwise I have to read back through which sucks a lot of my writing time. I was supposed to write through the weekends I have free, but I've been having a social life instead! Damn me and my need for fun.

Writing IS fun too though. So I must set aside one full week…

Single Moms Aren't Allowed Sick Days

Firstly, I got sent more puppy pics, so that's what's getting posted herein. A pile of pups! So much AWWW and love, right?

I'm illin today. So I'll just say updates on my current novel will have to wait until tonight. I haven't met my writing target yet.

So yeah, I woke up this morning to my alarm going off at 6am. Then 25 minutes later I was sick! Wiped out for the morning. Struggled with the kids. My small flat is a bit of a mess. No rest for the weary! That's how the original phrase goes. Though there truly is no rest for the wicked either.

The point of this blog post is to officially note that I intend to blog daily, starting now. I know I've said this before. So if I stop blogging daily, then I'll just have to start over again, now won't I? lol

Anyway, I'm also going to vlog daily on my new YouTube channel. It's mega basic, but that's because I haven't a clue (yet) what I'm doing. Basically, I have new upcoming projects wit…

Design Me A Tattoo & Win!

Okay so I have one tattoo. 
You'll never guess what it is. Okay it's a name tat. Yes I have the name of an ex boyfriend tattooed on my personage. I won't show a pic of it here, not yet anyway. It's on my lower right tummy. I'm definitely not going to say what name it is! Haha.
So over the years I've contemplated getting this ex's name tattoo removed, but now I totally want to get it covered instead! And seeings how I'm a writer, I want an amazing new quill tattoo. Design me a new one and if your image is selected to go onto my body for all of eternity, you'll win signed copies of my entire book collection to date! Share everywhere and get drawing yo.
Peace out and love from,  Suz xx 
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