Finally feeling up to some editing which I haven’t done since Monday. Thank you, Mother Nature, for the two day break from snow when I needed it badly.
All those words highlighted in red are not good. I’m learning so much using #AutoCrit for editing. It’s truly amazing and makes the whole editing process so much easier. It’s still a tedious process, but the finished product will be so much more refined and polished. Loving it!! #AmWriting#AmEditing#WritersLife#writersofinstagram#authorsofinstagram
Delicious moments stolen before sleep or upon waking. Snuggled under the covers waiting for the house to warm up. ** Right now I’m reading the latest from @tasha_alexander ** What are you reading? Comment below so we can all find our next book!
They are part of a celebration, celebration of a feeling that two people share for each other.
From the ' I love you ' to ' I miss you ' texts.
From eloping from home to carving their names on the walls and marking a sign of their love.
From waiting for Valentine's day to celebrating their anniversary together.
They just want to celebrate them. The feeling that they share. But not everyone is lucky to find that one person.
Even if you find that person you don't know whether you'll end up with that person or no.
The one thing that heartbreak teaches people is to be become strong and to go with the flow, if everyday you could live like that, you'll have no disappointments. Which means you'll actually get everything you want!! #writersofinstagram#writersofig#writerscommunity#amwriting#amediting#ilovewriting#authorlife#writerscorner
Normally I would say, "I hope the skies over your head are more agreeable," but these clouds are most agreeable indeed. 🌧️ We are getting some much needed rainfall. So, instead, I'll just wish you a happy, productive Monday. 🍁🍁🍁
How can I not share this? One of my author friends and my closet glitter girl...... okay maybe that sounds wrong but I'm just going to leave it there :-) @Regranned from @skittles_and_smut - Folks! I’ve been editing books for a couple of years now, so I thought it was time to make a website. Something is clearly wrong with me, so I had to make it a double entendre. If you need any editing, formatting, or book covers in the future, hit me up! I’m cheap as chips and known to give discounts. My new bio is so detailed you’d think I was running for president (I’m not - I don’t fancy my chances against @the_rock_original_). Check out the new website at safewordauthorservices.com
SIX days left to nominate and share #civilblood in the amazon #kindlescout competition! You get a free copy if it’s chosen for publication! I can’t do this without you guys! Share share share! (Must have an amazon account to vote) LINK IN BIO
Are you the kind of person who keeps a diary? I am and these two books are the ones I have so far. One is full, the other is the one I’m using now.
I don’t write everything in my diary, only the special occasions and experiences.
I’m keeping a diary because I recon it’ll be very interesting for me to read in them when I’m an old lady and can’t remember all the things I’ve experienced anymore 😊
Comment below and tell me if you keep a diary and why 😉
It's after 10pm and I'm deep in reading and editing my latest book 💻👽
Last night I was still wide awake at 2:30am! Just couldn't sleep... Does anyone else get massive creativity surges at night? When do you find inspiration hits the most?
It's always night time with me, but I'm pretty sure it has a lot to do with the moon and being a water sign (Scorpio) 😉
Oh I can't wait to share this book with you all though!!! I'm reading it through and am like "I can't wait to publish this!!" Haha patience has never been my strong suit 😂😂😂
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Peter Bishop's version of structural editing is to send me books that relate to my character's worldview and that extend on my earlier reading that he recognised via the manuscript. Peter has the most magical, uncanny literary eye. I'm blessed. #amwriting#amediting#novel#manuscript#Kafka#ThomasMann
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Being critiqued by fellow romance authors was the best thing to happen for my writing. They helped me see that the fluffy 120,000 word novel that I had written was really three books and started me on my way to creating my first series. Critiques are invaluable. Which is why I offer it as one of my services.
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It’s the season of giving and what better thing to talk about than how precious writers are to the world?
Writers are gifts. Yes, you are a gift to the world. Take it or leave it. It is high time you began to unveil more of your words to the world and take off the wrapping sheet little by little. You know, when gifts are presented to people, they are wrapped in beautiful sheets majorly for the purpose of unveiling the content by the would-be recipient of the gift. If the wrapping sheet is not taken off, nobody gets to see what is in it. Nobody gets to ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ over the beauty of the gift.
Full post on the blog.
12 hour #copyediting session, and Catching London is officially finished. Being a perfectionist is a blessing and a curse, but the result is 100% worth it, and I couldn't be prouder. I'm so looking forward to Feb 17 when I get to share this beauty with the world. #mvellis#catchinglondon#amediting
Trapped in the Lourve on a Sunday evening with a rat. 🏰🐀
Sister sister platter - all the essentials 😂
Subscribe to my newsletter (link in bio) and WIN The Boyfriend Swap by Meredith Schorr (or another chick lit book). This is one of my favorite 2017 reads.
Here's the blurb of this great book:
Is Christmas really the most wonderful time of the year? New Yorkers Robyn Lane and Sidney Bellows aren’t so sure.
Robyn has always dated struggling creative types. For once, her parents would love her to bring someone with health insurance and a 401(k) to their Chrismukkah celebration. Her actor boyfriend doesn’t qualify. While across town, Sidney’s professional life already belongs to her parents. She’s an attorney at her father’s law firm and she works tirelessly to keep her love life private. If she brings her lawyer boyfriend to their annual Christmas extravaganza, her parents will have the wedding planned by New Year’s Eve.
A mutual friend playfully suggests they trade boyfriends for the holidays. The women share a laugh, but after copious amounts of wine, decide The Boyfriend Swap could be the perfect solution. This way, Robyn can show off her stable attorney boyfriend and Sidney’s high-society family will take no interest in her flakey actor beau.
It’s a brilliant plan—in theory. In practice—not so much. When Will turns out to be the boy-next-door Robyn crushed on hard throughout her teenage years, and Sidney’s family fawns all over Perry like he’s an Oscar-winner rather than a D-list wannabe, one thing is certain: The Boyfriend Swap might just change their lives forever.
An extract from a blog post from last year talking about finding your purpose in life. I spent a lot of time hunting for the answer, and learned something along the way.