Publisher News: Still nothing and the whole Brexit/Recession/EU Who-ha has me concerned that publishers won't be investing in new writers. At least there are other alternatives and I shall wait and see what the next few months bring.
Writing Progress: I got distracted by my tax return but I've discovered that Camp NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month's little sister) is starting again in July so I am going to use that to spur me on to finishing my next draft. I'm really excited about it. The countdown is on to 50,000 words in 31 days.
Books Read: I've nearly finished The Little Paris Bookshop. It's turned out to be a very different book to the one I expected it to be. Much sadder and more heart wrenching. I do love the idea of being a literary apothecary though.
Cakes Baked: Mini Victoria Sandwiches for my writing group meet up. Good things do come in little packages.
Crafts Made: Two shell lamps as part of my kick to use up all my shells and I think I have! It was my first foray into using superglue and I was a little terrified. I googled how to remove it from your skin before I even started - ever the optimist, or is that pragmatist. Fortunately I didn't stick any body parts together or get it in my eye (the instructions for that were horrifying!
Claire Wade is the winner of the Good Housekeeping Novel Competition and author of The Choice. She was bed bound for six years with severe ME, trapped in a body that wouldn't do what she wanted. She now writes about people who want to break free from the constraints of their lives, a subject she's deeply familiar with.
I'm an author, disability activist, winner of the Good Housekeeping First Novel Competition and The EABA for Fiction 2020 and co-founder of Authors with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses (ADCI).
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Title: The Choice
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