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Oooooo! Week 13! Unlucky for some? Not for my main character who, in chapters 16 and 17 this week, has managed to escape from the clutches of the evil baddie! Not for me either as I have reached, and surpassed, the 20,000 word milestone! Current wordcount 20, 462. It's also the start of term which [...]

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I'm doubling up on the blog this week. I did deliver the chapter last week on time but I didn't quite make it with the blog. I've been away seeing my Dad so it's been tough to fit everything in. Chapter delivery was the priority! Current wordcount = 18,326. I'm really starting to miss the [...]

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This weeks word count = 15,910. As I've got to week 10, and as my 'adventure' now has a tentative title, I've changed the name of the blog. This week I have mostly been grappling with how to weave my A story and B story together. If you haven't read 'Save the Cat!' by Blake [...]

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This week I sent the story so far to one of my SCBWI critique group buddies Kate Poels. She has become the second honorary book club member. Kate is really brilliant at feedback (as are all my critique group) and gave me loads of helpful advice. One of her take home messages is that I [...]

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Just to prove that I really did make it underground last week! Sadly the caves where my story is set aren't limestone (from my geology searches so far anyway) which means no stalagmites and stalactites but it was still good to get down in the cold and dark. It's absolutely not my favourite thing as [...]

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