Feet or Fins: Read prologue for free

If you liked this first chapter then check out the rest on Smashwords and Amazon. Prologue Unwittingly the town of Blue Bottle Bay held witness to the triennial migration of a family of Mira. A self-appointed term that describes the inhabitants of certain oceanic regions, like individuals in a country. To land dwellers they would simply […]

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The first story I ever wrote and from then onwards

It was in grade 1, I was 6 years old and it was for the McIntyer Young Writer’s Awards. I wrote a short story about a baby eel getting lost and then getting found again. I do not know if I got any awards for it. I can’t remember what I wrote from that year […]

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First Chapter of Feet or Fins

Prologue   Unwittingly the town of Blue Bottle Bay held witness to the triennial migration of a family of Mira. A self-appointed term that describes the inhabitants of certain oceanic regions, like individuals in a country. To land dwellers they would simply be known as mermaids. Because there are no records, it is not exactly […]

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Time spent

Not too long ago I was asked how long it took me to write my first book. Looking back on my the first blog post and the novel word document about Feet or Fins it shows the date to be Oct 2013 and I subsequently published the story in May/June. That is about 19 months. […]

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13th and last? draft complete and lessons learnt.

Just finished another draft of my book. I don’t know how many times I’ve told myself but I think this might be my last edit. The last few weeks have been nails to the chalkboard. I’m so over this book now. Story fatigue I’m calling it. I’m tired of this story, but not my others. […]

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Half a million words

OMFG! What’s 50,000 x 10? Half a million. That’s the number of words that I’ve probably edited so far. And that’s only for a single book!!! This (supposed) last draft has been a slog and I’ve had to force myself to even contemplate finishing it. But I’m done. The last two pages may have taken […]

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Feet or Fins cover image

I’ve found my book cover image AND I’ve turned it into a book cover 🙂 And it has taken me long enough to do so. For at least 18 months I have been looking around for the perfect picture.Something that I thought represented my story the best. I wasn’t keen on getting a designer to […]

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What is my genre!? . . . weird?

Readers of my blog will know that I’m working on my first novel called Feet or Fins. At the moment classifying my book’s genre is difficult because I just wrote a story I liked. Screw the fact that other people would be reading it. Currently I believe that my novel is a bit of an […]

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Feet or Fins update

I can say that I am now past the half way mark on editing my first novel 🙂 I remember first writing it. Somehow I managed to word vomit all 40,000 words all over my keyboard in the time frame of a few weeks. I look back and think I have created all of this. […]

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