Susie Sharp’s Tales From Tuscany

I’m On My Way!

Today I decided it was time to start this blogging lark. Not only that, I submitted my manuscript to the New Writer’s Scheme. After much procrastination, self-doubt … in great dollops … and much editing, I finally finished my first novel, and it is now awaiting a critique.

Next, is my foray into self-publishing. Over the past year, I’ve followed many great indie authors and picked up lots of pointers on how to get going. So, this blog will follow my journey – from finishing my first novel to publication.

Okay, I know. I might be getting ahead of myself! I haven’t forgotten the editing, proofreading, cover design – to name just a few of the steps I still need to complete before I publish. But this self-publication process … well, it’s a minefield. And I want to be prepared.

Let’s just hope my NWS reader doesn’t think my submission is a load of junk. See, there’s that cruel self-doubt again.

On the plus side, the sun is shining here in Tuscany.

Keep in touch,

Susie x

  • I’m On A Roll!

    10th Oct 2019 by

    Just dropping in to say my manuscript has had a positive NWS report! Plus, I’ve had a fantastic response from my beta readers. So, I’m a happy bunny. There’s still a lot of work to do. However, after a lovely mini-break with my gorgeous hubster, I’m back home and raring to go. And talking of… Read more

  • Don’t you just love coincidence?

    25th Aug 2019 by

    Or would you call it serendipity? Fortuity? Whichever term you prefer, I’m grateful for it. And here’s why … Yesterday, a friend posted on Facebook. She recommended a blog on tips for using social media; exactly what I need right now. The article reinforced my belief that social media is the best way to build… Read more

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