Thursday, 18 February 2016

On my virtual travels...

Today I am over on The Five Year Project, telling Misha Gericke why I love entering competitions, and what they can do for you. Pop over and tell me about your competition experiences.


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I haven't been around much, because I've been redrafting a novella. I was hoping to turn it into a novel, but at the moment it's just a slightly longer novella. But I've cleared up some dodgy plot issues, and improved some of the characterisation.

I've hit a bit of a problem with the last couple of chapters, though. I know what I want my poor character to suffer next, but I'm not sure if it actually makes sense in the life I've created for her. She's also started to whinge quite a lot about the same thing, over and over. So this isn't my final draft - I'm going to have to go back over it and work out where the whinging is a step too far.


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With surprise, the other day, I opened up our local community magazine and saw me!

Thank you to everyone at Love Saltash. I'm just about getting used to people recognising me in the street now.

















16 comments:

  1. Congratulations on being in a magazine and for rewriting your story! You go girl!

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    1. Thank you, Murees. I absolutely love redrafting - I think I'm a bit odd in that respect :-)

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  2. Sounds like you know what to do, Annalisa. Have fun with it!! Just popping over to check you out on Misha's site. Have a great week!!

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  3. How fun to see yourself in the magazine like that! Good luck with the novella!

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  4. I'm so proud of you!! Remember me when...

    You'll nail the novella. I have full faith in you.

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth, for your faith in me, it really helps when I'm thinking about tossing the whole thing in the bin. (Not this one, not yet...)

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  5. your character will snap out of it and carry on (at least that's how you'll write it). Good luck. And congrats on your fame - that's cool. Allow the masses to breathe your air - ha!!! (stay humble)

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  6. It's fun picking up an 'old' story and attacking it from a fresh angle. Hope you get your character sorted...

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    1. Thanks Denise, I'm slowly getting there.

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  7. Good luck with your character, and congratulations! What a huge accomplishment!

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  8. Hi Annalisa - what fun to be recognised in the street after your amazing 3rd place. Excellent that exposure in the local paper .. so pleased for you. Good luck with the new book ... cheers Hilary

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  9. That's awesome! :) Good luck with all the character's whining. You'll find a way to get to the end.

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  10. So cool about your press coverage. Keep working on your character. You'll get it.

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