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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 artist, 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'. Donna lives on the Gold Coast with her husband, youngest son and the weirdo Staffy Mahli. She adores being a grandmother but still feels young. She often joins her husband's pool cleaning business, just for fun (but is unsure if she's all that helpful). She keeps fit and has a fondness for elephants (she sponsors Tundani in Kenya) and owls. You'll often find her digging her toes in the sand while reading a novel at the beach.

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