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And I’m back!

Published 04/06/2014 by leannecrabtree

So I’ve copied the first four chapters and plumped them out a bit and guess what? The word count is now 6939, that’s an extra 500 words added. Woohoo! I knew it was a good idea. It’s also helped me get that pain-in-the-butt sex scene (no pun intended) going in the right direction. There are now no errors in transitioning and I have a good idea of how it’s going to go.

Now I’m off again to hopefully finish the chapter before I have to go out 😀

Ciao for now!

Off to write!

Published 04/06/2014 by leannecrabtree

So for the first time in a while, everything else is going on the back burner while I mess around with The Concubine. I’ve already started. I’ve opened a new document and I’m copying bits over little by little and plumping them out a bit before moving onto the next section.

Old version word count: 6439

Let’s see if there is a huge jump in the number by the time I’m finished in a few hours 🙂

Long overdue update…and Covers (Jen?)

Published 30/08/2013 by leannecrabtree

This feels like the first word count post I’ve done in ages. And it probably is as I’ve been busy doing other things. So here it is:




Coming along rather nicely now. I have a feeling it may end up shorter than Cat’s Wolf which, when complete, was 72 pages and 31,122 words. Fingers crossed it will be finished soon and then it will be off to one Miss Natalie Herzer for a read through.


Jen, you came up with some good ideas/points regarding the cover for my possible paperback version of Cat’s Wolf. It may come to fruition, it may not since it’s only going to be 113 pages long but that’s better than I expected. But I need to do a cover before I mess about with all the finer details of CreateSpace so I’m asking for input. Which one do we like best?




Onto one of those…

Published 12/07/2013 by leannecrabtree

…stages where I just type odd bits that I want to see in future chapters like fights and sex scenes. I then work the rest of the story around it until it all fits together. It’s a weird way or working I know, but it works fairly well for me.

With all the added bits the current work count is: 5541.

We’re getting there slowly 🙂


P.S. Anyone else want to vote on my poll about an Italian name for my male character in another story? Had five votes so far and it seems we cant decide :/

It’s just a little further down my page on the “Which one?” post. Thanks again 😀

Word Count as of now (14.25)

Published 08/05/2013 by leannecrabtree


Right, well, I thought I’d include an updated word count to prove I am still working on it but only in tiny increments (if that’s the right word). Chapter 16 is now on it’s third page–woohoo!–and is fitting in nicely, if it did start off a bit slow :/

Anyway, The page count has jumped up a little because I’ve formatted the document a little.

The end chapter may need to be split in two because I’ve been going over it in my head and I missed a lot of things out. I know where I’d split it too. Then I could do an epilogue to make it up to 20 chapters total; I don’t know why but I like an even number of chapters in my stories. Strange, I know, but that’s me 😛

Started Chapter 15

Published 16/04/2013 by leannecrabtree

Well I’ve started it, I’m about 15 lines in, and at this point in the story, it all starts to unravel. I don’t want to give much away so I’ll not go into detail but at the minute I’m trying to think of a way to bring down the bad guy and I’m struggling a bit. There will be about 20 chapters in all and I think that when I figure this one and the next one out that it will flow smoothly again.


In the meantime while I’m trying to figure it out, I’m working on a few other things. I’m unsure if they’ll work out so I’ll not mention what they’re about.

I’m also reading a lot too–my kindle was the best present ever! Though I still have a good heap of paperbacks to get through too.



Published 06/04/2013 by leannecrabtree

Well yesterday I said I was going to post an update of the page and word count so here it is:

Definite improvement :P

Definite improvement 😛

Chapter 13 was on a role yesterday after I posted the picture and is almost finished, just a few more lines needed and then on with Chapter 14–which im unsure of what to include :/

I know i should be…

Published 05/04/2013 by leannecrabtree

…posting the latest chapter of *Shifter Romance* by now but i’m starting to lag behind. I’m currently working on chapter 13 and I’m not far into it yet, so i’m hesitant to post chapter 7 on here. I’m wanting to stay at least double the chapters away from the one I post so I know I have a bit of leeway.

I’ve added a picture to show you how many pages it’s taking up so far and the word count to save me typing it as usual…will update either later today or tomorrow and hopefully I’ll have written a page or two 😛

It's still going strong

It’s still going strong