All posts for the month September, 2012

Masquerade – Word count

Published 28/09/2012 by leannecrabtree

Doing this whole word count thing seems to help me.

So, current word count at 10:15am is 8,680/19 A4 pages (this is with one chapter half wrote, the one after three quaters written and the chapter after that just started). Fingers crossed those three will be finished or at least somewhat done by the end of the day.

Ciao for now 😀

Quick Update

Published 26/09/2012 by leannecrabtree

Well the “Masquerade” story is going quite well, just started writing chapter 4, though if you include the prologue thats 5, and I’m getting into it now. Currently 14 A4 pages and counting–6,389 words. (Not including the extra bits mentioned further down).

I’m getting a bit ahead of myself though because I’ve already written a section for later on in the story and some of the ending (though it could change at any time) so I’ve got to find some way of incrporating it into the story. Just an extra challenge for me (Yay!)

Ciao for now

Plenty of downloads

Published 25/09/2012 by leannecrabtree

Well over the past week, I’ve put three of my short stories on free on Amazon and they’ve been downloaded altogether over 700 times but still no reviews.

I get that people dont download a story and read it straight away but it’s still nail biting stuff waiting for that one person…just one person that can give it either a good review or a bad…

I think it’s back

Published 24/09/2012 by leannecrabtree

Well for the past two days I’ve been working on an old story i did, “Story 3 – Masquerade”, which basically shows you how old it is as i dont even number them anymore.

I’ve basicaly started to rewrite it.

It’s about a party planner who falls for a wealthy client, but she is going out with someone else. They share a passionate one night stand on the night of his masquerade ball and she falls pregnant…

That’s about as far as I’ve planned it but i have a feeling things may turn interesting for the pair.

Fingers crossed i complete it because im really getting in to it.

Still no reviews…

Published 23/09/2012 by leannecrabtree

Well I’ve just checked my Author Central on both and .com and still no reviews but i did see that i had received a “like” on both Hugh and Brooke and The Sapphire Diadem (and it wasnt me) on the American site, so I’m glad someone has enjoyed the stories.

Still holding out for the first review though…

Well over the p…

Published 21/09/2012 by leannecrabtree

Well over the past three days, over 400 people have downloaded Hugh & Brooke for free, most of whom are in America, so now I’m waiting for my first review. Nail biting time it will be, I’m sure.

And then The Sapphire Diadem goes on sale tomorrow…

I might even put Bring Me To Life on for free as well when it finishes updating it, as I’ve just re-edited it and given it a cover, which i think puts some people off when it doesnt have one :/

Writers Block

Published 20/09/2012 by leannecrabtree

I think it’s fairly safe to say i have my usual case of writers block after finishing Hugh & Brooke.

I open the document and dont actually write anything all day just occasionally go back to it, read some, think about it, and then shut it before bed.

 It happens to me everytime i finish a story.

I might start on a new plot (or continue one) but it hits a dead end after about 30-50 lines and drives me insane.

I do seem to eventually get my groove back but it takes me a couple of weeks and it’s never aimed at just one, i feel i have to do a bit on each of them–which at the moment is about 30 :S–and usually one does come out on top.

Just hope it doesnt take too long…


More reading than writing…

Published 18/09/2012 by leannecrabtree

I have to confess I’ve been doing more reading than writing lately.

I just have a question to ask: Is it bad that i only download books for my kindle when they’re free?

It’s not entirely true–I had been after the two final books in the Victoria Gardella vampire series for ages but was unable to find them in print anywhere so the minute i got my hands on my Kindle at Christmas i downloaded them. And if i really get into a book and want to find out what happens in the next i will pay to download it because I’m not that tight (well, maybe a little) but the pleasure and enjoyment i get in reading the book is well worth the price paid.