To Do List: 17/9 – 22/9

Evening, all.

Following the excellent example of Joanne Phillips over at A Writer’s Journey, I am starting a weekly ‘To Do’ list. To be honest, I don’t expect it to contain much other than, ‘write chapter ten,’ then, ‘write chapter eleven’. But once Ash gets finished and I move into edits there should be more to do.

Also, before too long one of the entries will read: ‘Submit The Endless Circle to Harper Voyager’. Yes, that’s right, I’m hopping on their ‘open mic’ fortnight and hoping for the best. For those of you who don’t know, Harper Voyager (the speculative fiction imprint of HarperCollins) are opening their doors to any and all unsolicited, full-length manuscripts from 1st-14th of October. Now, I know this means my manuscript will be one of a tsunami of submissions washing through their offices in those two weeks β€” but if you don’t ask, you don’t get, so why not?

And on that note, is anyone else thinking of submitting at the same time? Got any thoughts or opinions on the subject? Have your say in the comments!

Oh, and I almost forgot:


To Do: 17/9 – 22/9

1. Write chapter ten of Coals of Fire: Ash.


That’s enough for now.



5 thoughts on “To Do List: 17/9 – 22/9

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    1. Thanks πŸ™‚ been a little hectic around here, but I hope to be back on the wagon soon! Will you be going for the Harper Voyager thing? I think it’s U.S. as well.

      1. It is but your book has to be 80k-120k book one is only 54k and book 2 is only 71 so :P… I was excited when I read about it and then I read that and I was like damn my word counts. Oh well. I’m just excited they’re even doing it. I hope it becomes a new trend for publishers. It’s a brilliant idea.

      2. I’ll see how it goes. It’ll either be 3 months’ wait then nothing, or some kind of a ‘yes’ of some sort, so just the usual waiting game.

        I’m editing The Endless Circle down from 140,000 at the moment 😦 It’s either that or split it in two and add 10,000 words to each. That’s a couple of chapters each. It’s a toughie …

      3. Hmm… well thankfully you’ve got a bit of time before the deadlines. I would say you should be one of the first to submit not that I necessarily think that’ll make a difference but I don’t see why you wouldn’t get a yes. Your book is brilliant! If anyone deserves it it’s you. I would say they probably won’t mind like 20k extra words. Don’t sweat it. It’s a brilliant book and I see no reason why they wouldn’t take it in a heartbeat. But that’s just me. πŸ˜€

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