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Hello,

I know I’ve been quiet but with good reason. I have been hard at work as I have been working on anthology submissions and, as mentioned before, it got excepted and I’ve been working on edits.

I have also been working on Spilt Blood sequel and that is with my publisher at the moment as is my first ever completed novel Twisted Coven and i am waiting to hear back, I just hope she likes them.

While I wait I have been working Hell Hath No Fury, a book where I have used my best friends daughter, who is only a few years younger than me, as the ghost in the book who is rather pissed off and is looking for revenge and I am looking forward to showing my awesome publisher that book.

So yes, I’ve been Busy, i also have my mum over for a week and we have a lot planned, I also have a few things planned this weekend as it’s my birthday so I am doing an event on the 29, I’m also doing a sale on both books for the weekend and a giveaway in the event and one on my page.

Click here to like my facebook and be in with a chance of winning some goodies.

Happy Monday

Simone

Hello Guys

I know I’ve been quiet lately, I’ve been busy with edits and promotion. but I thought I’d check in and let you know whats going on.

Spilt Blood’s sequel is in the process of being edited and its coming along nicely. I’m also working on a few other projects that I can’t wait to share with you, when the time is right.

As the title of my  blog hints I am a dyslexic author and a published one. The fact that I have been published still makes me want to pinch myself. Whats even better is that, for both my published novels, I have received constructive criticism and some down right nasty reviews with nothing of feed back in it. Both have received four star reviews from NerdGIrls and they can’t wait to read more.

It is a strange thing that when you put yourself out there, regardless of the format whether it be writing, acting, youtube etc you leave your self wide open for scrutiny and there will always be, out there, people who want to do nothing more than break you down.

If I can, as a dyslexic person, have two books on sale with more to come anyone one can do anything, you just have to put the work in and stay dedicated to your craft and you will get there.

Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

Happy writing

Simone

Hello guys,

I’ve been hard at it and the sequal to Spilt Blood has been typed up and I have started with the edits. Time to get cracking on them. I have also been working several anthology submissions, some on the saucy side, some on the scary side.

I LOVE WRITING.

best get back at it, I want to get the sequal to my boss asap so best get to it.

Happy writing

Simone

Hello guys

I enjoyed taking over a friends face book fan page yesterday and I shared a lot on their, I will share some here soon.

I have been a bit on the busy side, yet again, with writing Dirty Little Secrets, Poisoned By Blood book two, rewriting the basis for book three.  I’ve also been working on a few anthology submissions on day when my body allows.

Being a writer has one main advantage, other than entertaining others, of being a writer is that I can pick it up and put it down when I’m having a good pain day or when I’m having a bad pain day. It helps that my publishing company gives me a lot of understanding. They don’t judge me in anyway. Thankfully I have an excellent and wonderful husband, a brilliant family and a good network of friends that help me along.

Happy Writing

Simone

Hello Guys

So febuary has flown by while I’ve had a visit from my mother, whom I adore and take after, I’ve also been working on Spilt Bloods sequel along with several anthology submissions that have me excited. I’ve also had a bit of a flare up with the cursed EDS.

Trying to juggle all the different parts of my life can be a nightmare at times but it is something I am slowly learning to do and it makes me stronger when I get over these things. I’ve got a lot of appointments coming up along with the deadlines for submissions.

I have had a good few days with weight loss starting, thankfully, as I have a lot of weight to lose and as a writer and someone with mobility issues it doesn’t help with the weight loss but I am hoping that just a few changes to my life style with help get rid of the weight and keep it off. I have also received a four star review from the girls over at Nerdgirls for Spilt Blood, click here to check it out. I love all the feed back and take into mind as I write the sequel what has been said about the first.

It is odd that sometimes what someone really loves about the book another can’t really understand or get their head round. One common thread is that some feel the book was rushed. I will say that as the book surrounds a week between the protagonist’s arrival into Valdez and the end of the book, during which she’s hunting a serial killer the relationships begin with strange strength that is explored and detailed more in book two as is a few hidden sub plots. Stay with me you will enjoy the next instalment!!

Happy Weekend

Simone

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Hello.

Have you ever found that when you follow the rules to the letter put your pronouns and nouns in the right place along with your comma’s and apostrophes it gets in the way of the flow of the story. I know you need to know the rules and know how to break them but not all writers know each individual rules by heart and nor can their brain store that information.

When I write I write from the heart and my brain just allows the words to flow and the rules only come into account during the proofreading and editing stage. It physically and emotionally hurts when I do the proof reading and editing as it is my baby that is getting edited.

Am I the only one that feels this way?

How do I try to survive my book being torn apart?

The wedding is next week some I’ll probably be quite for a while then, with luck, should be back in earnest. xx

Happy Writing

Simone

Hello,

I’m back at college after another week off and what a week it has been. Just over a month ago I lost my great uncle who I loved very much then sunday just gone a close friend of ours lost thier father.

Its been a strange week. a very strange week. I have managed to do some writing as well as spending sometime with my friends of the wonderful world of EQ2.

Heres a little snippit of something from the project I’m working on a college.

Samantha tore her strained eyes from the passing green wall of tall trees lining the road and looked in the rear view mirror and locked eyes with her father for a fraction of a second. Her face changed. It shifted from happiness to blind panic. Within seconds of the brief eye contact the car was filled with the hysterical cries of the six year old child. She screamed, cried and yelled. Repeating the word, “No!” Over and over again. She kicked the back of her mothers chair and banged on the glass window.

 

Paul and Jessica both sighed and Paul pulled over onto the grassy bank that flanked the busy interstate road. Jessica, worried, jumped out of the passenger seat and quickly opened the back door to her hysterical and panic riddled child. Samantha jumped into her mothers arms as her father sighed once more banging his head on the steering wheel muttering, “Not again. Not now.”

Hope you like

Feedback welcomed

Happy Writing

Simone

Hello Writers

Another early morning where i am wide awake. Partially pain, partially over active mind. I have been looking over the last few weeks and realised a few things.

1/ the posts that get the better readers are the How to’s and the small fictions.

2/ I really need to post on a daily basis.

Well good news.

I have around four posts I am in the process of writing to put up on here for you guys. Most are how to;s and information, there are others that are in my mind, fermenting, that are small fictions.

I am also going to, I know I’ve said this so many times, post up the revised fist chapter of “Teenage Visions”. I am also using it with all the how to’s i am doing so don’t you go nicking my idea. **Giggle**

I have also joined Pintest but I am still finding my way around it at the moment. Will let you know how I get on.

I am also trying to work on the cover for “Twisted Coven”. A long long process. I have sent one contact off, more to go out. Just trying to balance that, the wedding plans and so many other things.

Stay tuned, there’s some cool stuff coming.

Simone

Hello Fellow Writers

As I sit here, wondering if I should write, do some submission stuff, research or just procrastinate and mess about on face book I suddenly realise several things.

Firstly that I should be proud that my first novel is complete and ready for publication. Those of you that are copy editors my disagree and the same with the proofreader’s but from what I can do it is done. I am happy with the story, with the characters and with the subtext. Though I am tempted to add more subtext in placed, I feel that if I do I will make the story more complicated and confuse the character with information that may never come to light. There is one thing I will add which is near the end.  It is a carefully placed sentence that makes the name of the Saga make complete sense.

Secondly I have unwillingly and unknowingly contributed to the negative view of the Pagan religion, not something I want to do, being pagan myself I know how detrimental this can be. Hopefully book two and three will redeem me in the eyes of my fellow Pagans.

Thirdly, it is one hell of an achievement, people often say “I’m going to write a book and it will be great!” I actually have written a book, with several more in the making, and I have every intention to get it printed.

Being a fiction/thriller/suspense writer I feel it would be in my best interest to have an agent. I am not a business woman nor am I a lawyer. I need someone to help me deal with the business and help me deal with the paperwork and such that it involves. I have worked in the privet business  and in sales and though I was good at both I would not view them as worthy while experience for me to pitch an English author writing a story based in Washington State, Walla Walla county. I have changed the name of the town, but not the county. It makes it so much easier when dealing with distances and such.

Now is just the task of finding an agent, one I get on with and one who will have my best interests at heart. A rare thing when money is involved but let’s just hope I managed to find a good one and that the book does well. I really hope it does.

Hellow readers

No matter how hard I try I can not write about the perfect romace or fluffy little bunnies or childrens tales filled with adventure, fun, laughter an innocence. I have tried but they always take a twisted route wiether this is intentional or not it always involves some negitive or evil force hell bent on hurting or some angry ghost who wants revenge.

I have tried, I have tried so hard as i know my style and genre is not nessacery what some people want to read. It is just what I write and what my imaginiation wants.

A friend wanted a nice Christmas tale and I said I would try and send it to her. I have finished the tale however I am reluctant to type it as usual it has taken a slight twisted change though not as big or as significant as I usually do.

I admit those who do, who write tales for children such as hidden world of cats in a tale called Koshka, by a close friend of mine, Alexandra Smith. Search her and you will see some of her work.

And the greats.

It might be the fact that I was raised on horror films. My imagination is twisted and warped coming up with tales of sweet innocent perfect and beautiful children becoming a vigilantie serial killer, an adopted girl who finds out shes a pincess and is about to turn into a vampire.

Thats not including the various tales of insane asylum, privet schools,  haunted teens and the tales of sick and twisted serrial killers, college girls who get killed one by one. So many more. My idead come to me vivid detailed and insessant on being written down and worked on.

More to come.

Twisted is now at 149/168 and 66,381. 19 pages left and ten need completely rewriting.

Stay tuned.

Simone