Progress and life

I got a new album the other day of one of my favourite Drum and Bass artists – Chase & Status. I have seriously been bouncing along to it since I got it. It is providing me the perfect soundtrack to end this book to. Especially their track End Credits. You can take what you will from the lyrics… but just know that this book is shortly about to completed, and the stored into the literary drawer for safe keeping.  

I had issues with writing since the first weekend in June, because I seriously got stuck on a plot line. Very stuck. I needed my characters to find someone they know, dead. Yep. It was the only thing that could happen, or else the scene would have been completely pointless. It would have been just another stagnant scene that I would be cutting in the edits. Last weekend (the 10k weekend) I actually worked this little kink out – and finally decided who to kill. Tough decisions… Kill your darlings.

This weekend I will finish this book. I’m thrilled, sad, and excited all at the same time.

Book III is somewhere on the horizon. I just don’t know when I’m going to write it yet. It actually makes me really really sad knowing that I am two thirds of the way through this trilogy. I am going to miss the characters so damn much when I finally finish. I think that a part of me wants to drag this out for as long as possible… which means me procrastinating with writing. Not a good idea, people. I just have this massive attachment to all the characters in the Talent series… even all the badasses. I love the badasses. In fact, I think that throughout the editing, I’m gonna ramp them up even more to become even more badass than ever.

And so the end is near.

This really does scare me, because that means that now I will be going onto at least two months of editing. Yeah, holy crap is right. The month of July to edit The Mediterranean Source, and in August, I’m going to do the first edit rounds of Talent – Book I.

Onwards and upwards.

In other news, I was talking to a friend last night, and she was giving me some really good advice towards the publishing side of things. And you know what? I think I’m a little sadistic. Instead of just being scared of the rejection from publishers, I’m looking forward to it. I mean, what is up with that? I want the rejections… I want to hear what publishers have to say when they reject my work… Shocking, I know. I’m sure that I will probably get pretty sick of it after a while, but for the meantime, I want to hear it. up front, and centre.

Anyway. I’ll be finishing this book this weekend, and then starting up the editing, and then one day – I’m going to get rejected from a publisher and revel in it like a wee piglet playing in the muck.


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  1. I think I’m there with you, Leigh. I think that rejections might suck but they’re worth accumulating. Great job figuring out the kink and good luck finishing on time! I knew you would!


  2. Congratulations on a great achievement! 🙂 I must admit I smiled when I read the publishing rejections bit. My very first rejection is on my fridge. I felt proud to receive it and SO excited! Weird? No, because it meant I had, after many years work, actually finished my novel and was ready and ABLE to submit to those scary sounding agents and publishers and ACHIEVE rejection. It is really good to be prepared like that. Does that make sense? LOL xx


    1. Ha! I don’t know if I’ll ever actually be ready for it… but at least I’m now ready to take the bull by the horns and get it all out there. It will be good to get a few…. and good to learn from the experience… just as long as I don’t receive so many that it’s soul destroying. 🙂


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