The nine stages of accidentally publishing an article

It ignites terror in every blogger world-wide. That moment when you accidentally hit Publish instead of Save Draft or when you schedule an unedited blog post for the distant future, only to completely forget about it.

SPOILER ALERT for any of you living under a pebble who have yet to watch Game of Thrones season 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6.

So here are the nine stages…

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The Cool Kids of WordPress

I’ve been collecting a list of WP bloggers with an insane amount of followers who focus primarily on writing. No doubt you’ve come across most, if not all of these writerly scholars who meander about WordPress, affecting us with their Hollywood connections, best seller success, dreamy wordiness or their delicately composed poems that touch on the otherworldly.

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The nine stages of editing your book – with cats

When most people finish their first draft they have no idea of the mind-numbing and heroic journey they are about to embark on. Finishing the first draft is only the beginning… as editing may be one of the hardest f—— things you’ll ever do.

Here are the nine stages of editing your novel (with cats of course!)

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Attending my first writing workshop ‘Pitch Perfect’ and getting ready for pitching

This past weekend I attended my first ever writing related workshop called ‘Pitch Perfect’, run by the New England Writer’s Centre (in Australia). The workshops include talks by many successful, local authors and will be held over three weekends, ending in a face to face, private 10 minute pitch with a real, big name Australian publisher!

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What your editor goes through – with cats

So on not so good authority, this is totally what your editor (and beta-reader) goes through while editing your novel for the first time. Spare a somber thought for those who do it for free.

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Novel progress – new title & book cover art

I haven’t mentioned my novel much here on WP (as in actual specifics), so I thought it was about time.

On the WIP

My WIP is potentially either a sweet paranormal romance or a young adult fantasy novel. I’m hoping my beta reader can help me figure this out. My WIP is currently at 65k words, I was hoping for 70k, but I think it’s about done.

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