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More Book Reviews

I just thought I would give you a quick run down on the rest of the books I read whilst on holiday and some more since. This is me guilt tripping myself because I have been meaning to do this for ages and as I've just booked my holiday for the May half term I thought I needed to stop putting this off!   The first one is Calling Romeo by Alexandra Potter .   The first book of hers I read was Be Careful What You Wish For. A romantic comedy whereby a girl buys some lucky heather and then things that she always dreamed of starting coming true. But things didn’t always work out quite as she’d hoped which leads us neatly back to the title of the book. It was a thoroughly enjoyable read – nothing too strenuous but certainly high on the feel good factor. So when I saw this next book I just couldn’t resist buying it. This book is about Juliet – a thirty something, living with a man who she once hoped would become her husband. But the romance seems to have disappeared and Juliet is

Second Draft Dilemmas

I have been a bad blogger this month - I keep meaning to blog but never quite find the time - slap on wrists. My only saving grace is that I have been writing - or should I say editing.  My 80,000 word novel wot I wrote in November and December last year has come under scrutiny because I want to send it to  to the New Writer's Scheme at the RNA this year. In January the months until August stretched languidly ahead of me but as the first draft is only a very very rough first draft I have quickly realised that I really need to put the hours in if I'm going to lick it into some kind of shape in time for submission. So how do you redraft? Well I've started by a quick read through to remind myself of the whole story. I know alot of people do a a scene by scene breakdown on index cards to give them a better handle of the structure of the plot.  I've done this too but now that I have I'm not really sure what to do with this.  So for now I've put the cards to one