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Falling Apart falls over …

It’s always nice to occasionally have a fun, silly blog post for no reason other than to have a giggle. Well, there is a little promotion in this one but I could not pass up the opportunity to document the spontaneous, and quite frankly bonkers book launch we all held for Jane Lovering’s latest novel.

This last weekend, I attended my first agency day. I signed with Sarah Taylor of the Kate Nash Literary Agency back in January of this year and on Saturday 7th June, they held their annual agency day. I absolutely loved meeting the other authors at the agency – some I already knew, some I met for the first time. All of them absolutely wonderful!

After a day of talking about everything writing related, we hit the town. Cocktails, dinner and dancing! It was a fabulous evening with great company.

We had decided late on in the afternoon that seeing as it was the release of Jane’s novel that day, we needed to give it a good launch – so Falling Apart came out to PARTY. And boy did it do just that! Just look at the photographic evidence I snapped …

We always knew what sort of day we were going to have when these special biscuits turned up for Jane ...

We always knew what sort of day we were going to have when these special biscuits turned up for Jane …

The very lovely Jane Lovering, posing with her book baby

The very lovely Jane Lovering, posing with her book baby

And the journey begins ...

And the journey begins …

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nacho's!

Nacho’s!

Perusing the cocktail menu ...

Perusing the cocktail menu …

Sex on the Beach or Blue Lagoon ... which would you choose?

Sex on the Beach or Blue Lagoon … which would you choose?

 

 

 

 

Summoning the waiter with the chequered flag!

Summoning the waiter with the chequered flag!

Rocking out with the band!

Rocking out with the band!

Selfie! Bella Osbourne, Kate Nash, Jane Lovering and me!

Selfie!
Bella Osbourne, Kate Nash, Jane Lovering and me!

 

 

 

 

These are going down nicely ...

These are going down nicely …

Come on, Tony, bedtime methinks... zzzzzzz

Come on, Tony, bedtime methinks… zzzzzzz

OOPS! Maybe a little too much ...

OOPS! Maybe a little too much …

 

A massive thank you to Kate and Sarah for a fantastic weekend and to Jane Lovering for being such a good sport and letting us be a bad influence on her book baby. And thanks to all the others – accomplices – who helped by seeking out new ways and positions to ‘pap’ Falling Apart.

Boy does it have one hell of a story to tell the other books on my shelf …

 

Oh, and here is a little peek at what FALLING APART got up to after a few Blue Lagoons … tut tut … : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADReKfm7Uuo

FALLING APART is available now. Click on the image for more information.

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It’s oh, so quiet … shhh …

Good afternoon,

It has been very quiet on my blog of late. But I am still here. I had a rest period over the festive holidays to enjoy time with my family and friends and re-focus myself. I set myself goals for the coming year – some are writing related, some are just general life – and set about in January to fulfil them. Or at least begin to.

One of my goals was to write more. This is why it has been quiet – I have been writing! I am well underway with my second novel now and I am loving the direction it has taken me. I spent ages planning it which is something I had not done in quite so much detail before. But, I had hoped it would help keep me focused – especially on those days where it is a struggle to get more than two words out, let alone hundreds and thousands as expected.

This is what my board looks like:

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Planning for next book

And I am now 20k into the first draft and am  I using the board? Well, sort of. I regularly refer back to it to see where I should be going. But, I have found that now I am writing the story of these characters, they’ve got their own mind about where they want to go. So I’ve been using it as more of a guide, rather than set in stone.

I have also been doing my usual Romaniac duties, along with being a mummy, wife and trying to read when I can. So it is all a bit full on. But I will try and pop in and blog from time to time to keep you all updated on things,

I have a good feeling about 2014. I am going to work my socks off – just you see. Thanks so much for your on-going support. It really is appreciated.

Love Lucie x