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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

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