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Satisfaction takes time

Before I get onto the real topic of today, I just want to point you in the direction of another blogfest I signed up to! Yes, it may be the start of an addiction! This one is all about kissing scenes, and is especially for Valentine's Day. Should be fun! Now, onwards with a progress update! For the longest time, I have been battling with the opening chapter of my WIP, and it has been a really stressful time. The reason it has been so tough is that I originally write this story - or the bones of it - when I was 14. Back then, I writing, but very unpolished and my ideas about relationships came from a very innocent perspective. I started to work on it again around ten years later, and realised that it needed a LOT of work. At 24, I had some experience behind me, and could look at everything I'd written from an adult's perspective. Some of what I already had was better than I thought, but much of it was worse. I developed new ideas, explored the charact

My first blogfest! Join us?

Okay peeps, it's time to get this blog moving and get involved in a blogfest! My friend, Clare told me all about this one! Cassie Mae at Reading, Writing and Loving It is hosting an awesome fest named "I'm Hearing Voices! " Don't worry, its nothing weird! What it is, is a blogfest about getting to really know your characters. There are some fab prizes involved, so please follow the link above and get involved! I know this is a quick post, and I won't normally blog at the weekend, but to be involved, I needed to post before the end of tomorrow! :p Hope to see you there! 

The Writer's Bubble

Chances are, if you clicked on this based on the title, you already know what I mean by a Writer's Bubble. When I used to work hard on fiction, I found myself being surrounded by a little bubble of concentration. Nothing could burst it because I was so engrossed in the world I was creating on paper (obviously in the days before my trusty laptop came along!). It was a nice place to be, but at the same time, it was always a little isolating. Cut to the present day, when I have been working hard on my "novel" again. I had actually forgotten about The Bubble. But today I realised that, in the times I have stepped away from the computer, I have still been in my own world, like a fiction trance. I only shook myself out of it a moment ago because, I was just finishing my lunch, and for unknown reasons, I threw my fork in the bin. So, either it is because of The Bubble, or I am losing my mind! I prefer the first option. :D Do you often find yourself trapped inside The Bubbl


My working day consists of getting up, sitting down and writing articles. Mostly, I get paid to write entertainment news which I absolutely love! I also do travel, TV and the occasional dating article (though I worked tirelessly on dating articles last year and have run out of experiences to share lol!) After my day is over, I get to work on my novel. If I class it as a hobby, it might not get done. The truth is, it's work of a different kind. It's work I adore, because I set the rules and I know the characters I am writing about. Lately, I am finding myself drawn more and more to fiction, and not wanting to focus on the day job. That would be fine, but I have to support myself, and bills need to be paid.It's hard to stay on task when all I want to do is drift off into my little chick-lit world and expand on the lives of my characters. Today, I am finding it particularly tough! I'm happy with what I have. Writing is what I love and I know I'm lucky to be able to

I'm gonna be honest....

....and say that this writing journey is going to be tough. I recently read a blog post (forgive me for not remembering where, if you see this and it was you, please let me know so I can credit you!) in which the writer of the blog was asked to talk to someone about writing a book. Basically, the person who called didn't really want help exactly, what she wanted was a free pass to agents, publishers etc. I have never been the type to want a free pass - I like to work my ass off to achieve.  However, I did understand the feelings of the person seeking advice, only to completely dismiss it because, obviously, she knew better. In the past, I have felt like I didn't need advice from others. Mistakes were passed off as being "my style," but really, they were just mistakes. Granted, most of these dismissals happened in my youth, and I am only just now getting back to fiction writing. But I was definitely guilty of biting (off!) the hand that was trying to feed me. I rea

So the journey begins....

The first post on a new blog is always the most awkward, so I have decided to get it out of the way so I can get on with blogging properly! My name is Kyra, and my aim for this blog is to write about my journey through fiction writing. From the moment I learned how to write, I walked around with a pen and paper in my hand, but this is my first serious attempt at finishing a book, and trying to get published. With every post, I hope you'll get to know a little bit more about me and what I do. I am looking forward to engaging with other writers and readers, and learning and sharing things along the way! I know this was a terribly dull entry, I hope you don't hold it against me lol! Thanks for stopping by! Kyra :)