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No chapters this week but I made a final visit to book club to say goodbye. We ate chocolate mini rolls and discussed how stories become books. I'm really going to miss my Thursday lunchtime dose of unfettered enthusiasm and ideas. What have I learnt over the last 4-5 months? I've learnt pre-teens and teenagers [...]

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Word count = 42,524 That's all folks! Today I read the final 4 chapters of our book club story. There was some drama, a few giggles and hopefully the ending they've all been waiting for. Yes, there are a one or two plot holes to fill and some point of view issues to address. But [...]

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Word count = 37,350 Big jump in the word count today as I delivered 3 chapters at Book Club today. More gasps and then me thinking that maybe there have been too many? A touch of jeopardy fatigue perhaps? I'll definitely be looking closely at that in the edit. Obviously, you need a bit of [...]

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Word count = 33,569 Ooooo! Two big chapters this week with a big 'mic drop' moment and a fight! I was a bit worried about writing the fight scene as I've never really written anything like that before. I read lots of advice on t'internet and tried to keep it short and punchy (sorry!). Opinion [...]

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Wordcount = 31,054 It was lovely to be back in book club again today. It was also wonderful to see the brilliant things going on for #NationalPoetryDay. Libraries are so much more than a collection of books. You can really tell when you are in a library with a wonderful enthusiastic librarian! We were playing [...]

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