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#39 Develop an addiction to candy crush saga

I have always, generally speaking, avoided video games. The reason for this is that once I start playing I usually can’t stop. During my wife’s recent stay in hospital, she passed quite a lot of the time playing candy crush … Continue reading

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#30 & #31 Get ill and try to download Pokemon Go

No matter how much you want to write there will inevitably be days when you just don’t feel up to it. Going on holiday seems to have had the unfortunate downside of giving me the opportunity of picking up a … Continue reading

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#24 Obsessively check emails, again!

OK, so over a month has passed since I sent my re-written first five chapters to the next agent and, even though it clearly states that they may take up to three months to respond I have already started obsessively … Continue reading

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#23 Re-write the first five chapters and send them to another agent

The feedback I received from the first agent was very positive and specific enough for me to make some changes to the first five chapters including the addition of new chapters which revealed the backstory of the protagonist I more … Continue reading

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#22 Get the first rejection letter

Yippee,  I’ve got my first rejection letter. No really, this is a landmark. It means that I’ve actually written a novel sent it to an agent, someone has read the first five chapters, synopsis and cover letter and taken the … Continue reading

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#21 checking emails

Once the first five chapters, synopsis and cover letter have been sent to the agent there is the prolonged period of waiting for the response. Despite the fact that the website clearly states: allow ten to twelve weeks for a … Continue reading

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#14 get a cat

Was it Daphne du Maurier who said that cats helped her to write? She obviously didn’t have my cats who consider laptops, notes or anything else essential to writing as a threat which should be immediately sat on to death. … Continue reading

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