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Deadline complete


You’ll be pleased to know I made the deadline. I completed a 20,000 word novella in two days. Phew…..

I have a busy life (like everyone else) so I surprised myself that I actually got the story finished. That was even with a decent edit, but I could only complete two drafts and I’d normally do about seven. So let’s see if that makes a difference to whether it gets published or not.

I did have some hurdles, such as:

  • My husband kept wanting me to watch the Rugby League test with him.
  • My husband kept trying to bribe me with beer.
  • My husband ended up getting a little tipsy and annoying the hell out of me.
  • The dog kept licking my feet and barking because no one had fed her yet.
  • I wondered briefly where my children were but figured it was my husband’s problem.
  • My neck was stiff and the muse was deserting me but I ploughed on regardless.

I must say I am extremely proud of myself. 🙂

Author:

Donna Munro is the author of The Zanzibar Moon and Kendwa's Secret, freelance writer, blogger, graphic designer, content writer, book marketer, administrator, web editor and book reader. She's been published in Take Five, The Australian Woman's Weekly, For Me, She, That's Life, Woman's Day and Club Life (as well as smaller publications). In 2017 she formed Warm Witty Publishing to self publish her debut novel 'The Zanzibar Moon'. She is a proud member of Romance Writers of Australia. Donna lives on the Sunshine Coast with her husband, youngest son and the weirdo Staffy Mahli. She adores being a grandmother but is young at heart. She's addicted to Peanut Butter, and Home & Away. She's a hugger and cries reading books and watching movies. You'll often find her digging her toes in the sand with a book in her hand.

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