My Writing Career Begins

If you haven’t already seen the video above, then you might not know that my writing career is about to begin. It’s been in the works for a long time and a lot has happened since I posted the update video.

So, I’ve been talking about writing the second draft for my debut novel A LOT over the past few months. I started working on it at the beginning of May and at the beginning of August, I finished it, clocking in at 36,266 words. It’s not the biggest draft of a story I’ve ever done, but to achieve that in just three months is a pretty big achievement! As I’ve got the framework for my story now, it’s going to be time to go through a few more drafts, edits and then it can be released upon the world. As of writing this post, I’m in talks with a local publishing company to me to get my work professionally edited. I’ve sent off a small sample for them to look at and the reaction I got back was overwhelmingly positive. The editor thoroughly enjoyed my sample and it was a refreshing read. I sobbed a lot that evening.

Another big step of my writing career is the launch of an official website. I’ve been debating for a very long time whether to make a separate website for my writing work, but after lots of thought (and a few helpful polls on Twitter!), I’ve gone ahead with creating one. The website has been worked on for about two months and there are still some things I need to do before I can officially make it available to the public. And this is where the excitement begins to set in!

If you want to be the first to know when my brand new writing website will go live, you can click the link below to sign up to the official newsletter! Once the website is ready to fully launch, you’ll get an email in your inbox with the link a whole 24 hours before the public gets to see it!

http://www.hollystockport.co.uk/writingwebsite

There’s been a lot of keyboard typing, mouse clicking, screen induced headaches and fits of frustration that have gone into my website and my novel. If everything runs smoothly, I’m confident that the website will be ready to launch at the end of the year. I don’t want to give an exact date incase I run into problems, but rest assured, I will be updating you all on the process. If you do sign up to the newsletter, I will be super grateful and I cannot wait to share everything with you.

Here’s to the next chapter! <3

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