Two Autumn Anniversaries

October and November 2020 contains two big anniversaries for me.

Five years ago, on 26th October 2015, my first psychological thriller, Bedsit Three, was published in paperback and e-book format.
The book was the result of my 2013 NaNoWriMo project (after a substantial amount of re-writing and editing!) and went on to win a competition. Bedsit Three
Michael Barton, one of the competition organisers, said, “This novel is well-constructed and well-written. But it’s also far more than that. It’s a book that elicits emotional reaction, drawing the reader into the story and placing him or her in the middle of the action page after page. Be prepared for a sleepless night, because you won’t want to put it down until you get to the end.”
The Kindle version of Bedsit Three is currently only 99p!

At the beginning of November this blog will be ten years old! And I’m in good company, fellow bloggers about the writing life, Helen Yendall and Carol Bevitt celebrated the same milestone in October. There’s lots more of you who’ve been blogging a long time too. Possibly some of you longer than ten years? Please drop your blog link and longevity in the comments – even if you’re a relative newbie. We all deserve a pat on the back.
My first, tentative post was about self-discipline for writers.

I am attempting NaNoWriMo again this November and so I may be gone some time. But don’t go away! In the middle of November I will have an interesting guest post about writing the short story synopsis – something several women’s magazines now ask for.

 

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  1. #1 by gailaldwin on October 28, 2020 - 1:16 pm

    Congratulations on your blog birthday. My decade of blogging comes late next year. https://gailaldwin.com

    • #2 by Sally Jenkins on October 28, 2020 - 1:23 pm

      Wonderful, Gail. I look forward to the bubbly next year!

  2. #3 by lynnforthauthor on October 28, 2020 - 3:14 pm

    Congratulations Sally. I always enjoy reading and learning from your blogs. Keep up the good work. xxx

    • #4 by Sally Jenkins on October 29, 2020 - 8:08 am

      Thanks for the words of encouragement, Lynn!

  3. #5 by Anne Harvey on October 28, 2020 - 4:11 pm

    Oh, well done, Sally. It will be 8 years for me this year, so not far behind you but I’m not very good about blogging regularly! Being an oldie, mine is mostly memoir-based but other things do creep in from time to time. http://www.annelharvey.co.uk

    • #6 by Sally Jenkins on October 29, 2020 - 7:58 am

      Well done, Anne! And memoir is interesting – we’re all nosey & want to peek into other people’s lives!

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