Hi and welcome,
I am a new author and a mum. A few years ago I started writing when I completed the online Basics of Writing Course with the New Zealand Writer’s College. Before that, I hadn’t written much at all, with the exception of copious business reports in a previous career as a Financial Systems consultant, and barely-remembered school essays on fascinating subjects such as what I did during the summer holidays! But I do love to read.
In 2012, I wrote a children’s novel – a 44,000 word book aimed at middle graders. It won the 2014 Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon award and will be published by Scholastic in 2015. Since finishing my first book, I’ve started writing a YA novel and a chick lit novel, but for now I am putting both of those projects on hold to write a follow up book to my first.
I hope that charting my writing journey will give other new writers (and readers too) an idea of what is involved in writing a book and getting it published, and provide plenty of helpful advice along the way.
Of course, being mum to two school-aged children means that life has a habit of getting in the way but I’ll try to post once a month.
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