Writing Progress: I'm finally getting back into the swing of first draft writing. I've remembered it's meant to sound rubbish so that I can rewrite it into something better. It's a strange experience switching to new characters, I hadn't realised how attached I'd got to the characters in the Shame Box. It feels a little bit like going on a first date, getting to know new people while still pining for your ex.
Publisher News: Nothing yet.
Crafts Made: I've started a rag rug, one of my favourite and most relaxing crafts. I'm using up the backs of old concert t-shirts, the fronts are ready to be sewn into a quilt. It's a really easy craft and is growing quickly.
Cakes Baked: Two - A princess cake for the Clandestine Cake Club's Birthday Cakes themed meeting. I had a similar cake when I was six and it has always stayed in my memory as the best birthday cake I ever had. Making my own was a challenge and part way through I thought I might have destroyed all happy memories by attempting my own but with some strategically placed fondant flowers I was really pleased with the result. I didn't want anyone to cut it!
I also made a Raspberry and Almond cake for Mum's birthday. It was incredibly good and one that will be added to my book of recipe to make again.
I won the Good Housekeeping Novel Competition. My novel, The Box, is going to be published on 25th July 2019, by Orion