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Author update

It's been a busy couple of weeks where I've had my nose to the writing grindstone. I'm busy writing an adult psychological thriller (with a slight paranormal twist) and I'm at the 78k words point. The novel will probably be around 90-100k words. Of course, this is only the first draft so it's a mess, not even the story if consolidated but someone wise once said, "All writing is rewriting," - so I'll fix it all in revisions.

To motivate myself, I've reverted to bribing myself with Turkish Delight candy, plus I'm borrowing a method from my teenage daughter where I color in an block for every hour of solid writing. It's kind of like a star-chart for adults, and I'm amazed at how motivating it is to see all those empty blocks getting filled in! Here's a pic of my progress chart, which is stuck on the wall above my desk :)

I've had a great idea for a YA series, which I hope to start writing in a month or two when my current project is finished. I'm superstitious about sharing too much about it, but I will say that I think it will give me scope to write all kinds of stories with varying characters and themes - which is what I like! Perhaps it's the Gemini in me, but I get bored writing the same sort of thing over and over again, and cannot see myself sticking to one genre only.

Right, I need to get back to BOCHOK (butt on chair, hands on keyboard), so cheers from me until the end of the month. Be sure to check out the special offers listed below and feel free to reach out to me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram (@Joannemacgregor_author) or by reply email - I love hearing from you!

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