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Crossing the Finish Line by Lucy Felthouse (@cw1985)

Hi folks,

I’m sure I had a facial expression pretty similar to the woman above when I finally finished my latest novel this week. It was slow going, the very final stages not helped by the arrival of a bunch of workmen to dig up the road and driveways to replace the gas mains. I am typing this blog post to the dulcet tones of their shouting and drilling and smashing. I wish they were done already!

Anyway, the book. It started life as a novella. Then life, as it does, gets in the way. The original publisher closed down, but fortunately my rights were returned to me, and since I’d kind of been thinking there was more of the story to tell, I used the opportunity to extend the novella into a novel. It took longer than expected, but still, I got there in the end.

And now I feel so much lighter. I know some writers hate the editing stage, but it doesn’t bother me at all. I’ve got the story down, I’ve done the hard part. Now all I have to do is read through, checking for consistency, repetition, extending, cutting and polishing. Then it can go off to my beta readers, who will likely pick up on a few bits and pieces I missed. Then edits, then boom – send my baby out into the world. Then you get the part about worrying whether people will like it or not!

The book in question is a sexy spy thriller called Hiding in Plain Sight, and it’s available for pre-order now, and will release on the 27th July. The pre-order price is a bargain 99c/p, which will go up on release day, so if you’re budget-conscious, grab it now: http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk/published-works/hiding-in-plain-sight/

Happy Reading!

Lucy x

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Author Bio:

Lucy Felthouse is the award-winning author of erotic romance novels Stately Pleasures (named in the top 5 of Cliterati.co.uk’s 100 Modern Erotic Classics That You’ve Never Heard Of, and an Amazon bestseller), Eyes Wide Open (winner of the Love Romances Café’s Best Ménage Book 2015 award, and an Amazon bestseller), The Persecution of the Wolves and Hiding in Plain Sight. Including novels, short stories and novellas, she has over 160 publications to her name. She owns Erotica For All, and is one eighth of The Brit Babes. Find out more about her writing at http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk, or on Twitter or Facebook. Sign up for automatic updates on Amazon or BookBub. Subscribe to her newsletter and get a free eBook: http://www.subscribepage.com/lfnewsletter

Catching Up With Kacey #WriterLife #Summertime (@KaceyHammell)

 

Good morning all you dirty birdies! Can you believe it’s already June? After May, I’m thrilled to see some sunshine. In my area, May had a record setting 247 mm of rain during the month. That is more than May, June, July & August 2016 put together! I never thought it would end. However, my hay fields are happy and farmers appreciate the early fortune dousing the crops so far. I’ll be sure to report how things are going come August.

It’s been a busy time for me. I’ve gone back out into the workforce. All my kids are of the age now that I no longer attend Parent Council (PTA for my US friends), go on school trips or have to be home when they get out of school. I do miss it, and while it was nice writing full time, economy wise I had to do it in order to stay ahead of finances. And our oldest son is off to college this fall, so there’s that. It’s been a couple weeks working now and I’ve been exhausted but my characters keep me company as I work diligently.

I am going to be a part of a Romantic Suspense Boxed Set that will release Jan 2018, so that story is first and foremost in my mind. Along with the 2 shifter stories crowding around in my head. I look forward to the stolen moments to write in between shifts and sleep. And a high school graduation, a prom and a 21st birthday party this week for our daughter. Where does the time go? Seems just like yesterday I was bawling my eyes out when the Dr. placed her in my arms. And what a set of lungs on her!! LOL

Other book related news…
Guarding His Anchor is having an exciting time …
The book is in PRINT!!! Buy it at Createspace / Amazon

It has been blessed with the title of “Top Pick” from Night Owl Reviews. Read the full review here.

And received 5 Shooting Stars from Redz World. Read the full review here.

 

Cover Me received 4.5 Stars from Uncaged EMag.  Reviewed the full review here. Be sure to read the feature interview they did on me in the Mag too!!

I’m finishing up the last bit of polish on the sequel to Stirring Up Dirty as well. It’s been a slow process, as I wasn’t 100% satisfied with it, so there’s been a bit of revising to the first draft — which is what first drafts are for, of course! I’m hoping to ship that submission off in the next week.

 

Until next time,

Happy Reading!!

My Website

Not Blocked, Just Sloooow by Lucy Felthouse (@cw1985) #writerslife

Hi folks,

Lately, I’ve been having a bout of writer’s sloooow. I think I might have just made up the name, there. Unlike writer’s block where we just stare at screens and nothing comes out, writer’s slow is where we know where we want to get to, but are struggling immensely. Yesterday I managed about 500 words, which got me to the end of a chapter. And every word felt like I was dragging it out of me and onto the page. Yes, I achieved something, but I can usually do a lot more than that!

The trouble is, I then got into bed later on and started thinking about what I was going to do with the next chapter. It was then I realised I’d made a huge screw up in the previous sloooow chapter. It’s easily fixable, I think, but then I got to wondering if perhaps that was why I was struggling so much. Did my subconscious notice my boo-boo, and make it difficult for me to move on with the story? If so, subconscious, why the hell didn’t you say something!? Keeping it inside doesn’t help me. *sigh*

Now it’s time to go back and fix the mistake, and see if I can move forward from there. Let’s hope things speed up from now on in… I want to release this book next month!

Happy Reading,

Lucy x

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Author Bio:

Lucy Felthouse is the award-winning author of erotic romance novels Stately Pleasures (named in the top 5 of Cliterati.co.uk’s 100 Modern Erotic Classics That You’ve Never Heard Of, and an Amazon bestseller), Eyes Wide Open (winner of the Love Romances Café’s Best Ménage Book 2015 award, and an Amazon bestseller) and The Persecution of the Wolves. Including novels, short stories and novellas, she has over 160 publications to her name. She owns Erotica For All, and is one eighth of The Brit Babes. Find out more about her writing at http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk, or on Twitter or Facebook. Sign up for automatic updates on Amazon or BookBub. Subscribe to her newsletter and get a free eBook: http://www.subscribepage.com/lfnewsletter