Writing Updates 30.04.2021

Hello one and all!

It has been a busy week here, but a fairly productive one!

My short story, The Harvestman, came out with Bandit Fiction. https://banditfiction.com/2021/04/27/the-harvestman-by-e-m-duffield-fuller/

I finished the first draft of Prowler (Darkwatch’s sequel and the second in the trilogy) and now it is entering it’s ‘resting’ period, before I go back to edit it.

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I am starting the edits of the first draft of The Factory and the Forge, my second romance novel. It is quite different tonally from Prowler (and features far less demons!) so it is proving a nice ‘brain break’ for me.

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It is a little daunting for me though, because there were quite a lot of suggested edits to implement from my excellent beta reader and husband (Pete) so it feels like there will be quite a lot of work to do on it.

However, I have had some more lovely reviews on Goodreads and Amazon for my first historical romance novel, The Heir of Drymote, so that was very encouraging. My average review score on Amazon is currently (as of the time of writing) 4.6 and my average review on Goodreads as of the time of writing is 4.8, so you can’t complain about that! Still working my way around the concept of book promotion, trying to find out what works and what doesn’t…but I’m very encourage by the response so far anyway.

I haven’t got any more short stories out for consideration at the moment, so ideally I’d like to work on one of those to keep up my online presence and momentum…but with the weekly Reedsy stories, the Prowler draft, the Factory and Forge edits, my PhD writing/meetings and, you know, raising my family, I’m finding time a bit limited at the moment. Hopefully inspiration will come calling again soon…

Anyway, I’ve got some writing to get on with, so that’s all for now! 🙂

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