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I'm Alaine, I write romance under the pen name of Anna Winters - book should hopefully be coming out this year

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Quick up-date


Just a quick up-date to say on the 8th of this month I had my first ever blog interview which can be found here:

I have to say a massive thank you to Angelica Dawson for inviting me to her blog for my interview. 

Again I am keeping busy with both my normal work life and my writing and of course planning things for Christmas, it's such a busy time at Christmas, there never seems to be enough hours in the day.

I hope everyone is managing to cope with the Christmas rush and dreaming of warmer places =)

And if I don't post another blog before Christmas, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year everyone!! Have happy, safe and warm holidays!!!

Monday, 3 December 2012

It's nearly Christmas guys.

Christmas is here!!

Well people, it's that time of the year again when we can no longer hide out and pretend the big C isn't here, it is of course Christmas!

With the dark nights coming in, and the bitterly cold days, and even colder nights it's got me feeling a little blue lately. After all it's months of madness and having our money spent before it's even in our banks. But I have found a few things I am liking... Nights in with the heating on full blast and curling up watching tv with a special someone - I'm sure everyone loves that anyway.
And more importantly my writing is going really well, I am writing more now, because it's a form of escapism for me, and I'm sure for everyone. Just like reading a good book, it's good to get so wrapped up in a world where anything can happen, and a happy ending is ALWAYS at the end (depending the books you read) I find the same in writing.

I also have a short story working away in the back of my mind which I have started, the people in my current book are temporarily AWOL, I think the madness has finally gotten to them, so giving them a break for a while.

Also I have been answering questions this week for my first ever blog interview. Of course I will post the blog on here when it is up and live.

So, how is everyone getting on this Christmas? Is the festive madness getting to you? Or do you love this time of year?

Monday, 12 November 2012

Where to start?....


Where do I start?....

Firstly sorry for the lack of blogging, there has been a lot that has gone on lately (since June)
Feel like it's been just about forever since my last post.


Well I now have a contract YAY ^_^ Can you believe it?! Someone wants to publish what I write? Crazy I know, I got this brilliant news a few months ago and been trying to write like crazy and no doubt myself. I have also been a procasination Queen lately - bad Alaine I know. But I am working on this. I'm currently taking part in NaNoWriMo to try and motivate myself some more.


And I finally have the laptop all to myself due to dumping laptop stealer boyfriend for a lot of reasons, and one because he turned in to a grade A jerk - which has helped me create a not so nice person in my book - so I should thank him for that... and well he was jealous I had followed my dream and was being published even though he didn't do anything to try and get himself published even with all my help... but enough of him... There is a new person in my life right now and things are going good - he is also helping me with my book - a guy with a motorbike (cool or what?!) With out the bike ride I'd still be busting my ass trying to be published...

Also enjoying having new friends and finally having a social life, everything seems to have taken off at once - hence procrastinating a little too much lately oh dear... speaking of which - one of my friends Cami has a Music, beauty and fashion reviews and pre-views. blog which I would love for you to drop by and have a little read of - very useful =)

I now had an author page on facebook too! WooHoo...


Writing is going well I like to think - just need to get my head down and write when I come home from work.


But I promise to keep everyone up-dated and if anyone would like to follow me my facebook page is   

Thursday, 28 June 2012

A writers ideal life

So, I haven't blogged in a few days... From travelling back home (Bolton) from Hull (parents live) and getting back to my actual job, and organsing my birthday party, cleaning the flat, bf stealing the laptop for a game, it hasn't really left me any time to blog, Which I feel lazy about.

I read about my brilliant friends who have kids to care for and husbands and they manage to do all of the 'house-wivey' things and still find time to write and I wonder where in the world do they get the time. And it hit me today, they make time because it's something for them and they enjoy it. But how do you put you foot down and say 'No, you can do some tasks around the house' while I write?

I have also put myself forward to be a 'beta reader' for stories as well. I just hope I'm not taking on more than I can chew so to speak. So today I will write and leave the house tasks to the bf - unless I get bored (writers block) or I can't concentrate on what I'm doing..

Further more please comment below if you have any comments or would like me to give my opinion on anything, otherwise this blog may turn in to random ramblings =D

Thursday, 21 June 2012



So I've been reading a lot on procrastination, and I have to say I have been doing it a lot lately - it's not that I don't want to write - It's just that I don't write, instead I waste away the day on face book or downloading books. I just feel like my creativity has flown away at the moment - ironically this chooses to happen when I feel good about things and have decided on a fresh start, Which makes me wonder. Is creativity best when things are happening in our life? I mean after all - we read to escape our lives for a while, so maybe thats when we write best? Would love to have your opinions? 

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Start of a new chapter for me

Well - today / tonight.

I have started a new leaf - I will be tweeting (Alaine_Batty) and blogging regularly to keep people up-dated on how my quest to be published is going and other ramblings as and when they take over.

Due to a close facebook friend being published soon, and a few people today have seen a short chapter I wrote in less than 30mins and they loved it - I have received great feed-back and this has urged me to carry on with my writing.
This is also my birthday month - hence the reason for being in Hull - so lets see if my birthday will bring me luck in my current WIPs.

So wish me luck guys and gals as this is the year I will push my writing skills to the limit and make sure I think more positively towards my writing =)

All the Best