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Life Cycle of a Writer – Sue Fortin

Since my last Life Cycle of a Writer post where I talked about how I plot my novels with Post-It Notes (click HERE for link), and how I was aiming to finish the first draft of my WIP, I’m delighted to say that I typed THE END! Yay! That novel had been put to one side for quite some time while I worked on other projects, so having finally completed it and sent it out, I’m now waiting for feedback.

In an effort to stop myself constantly refreshing my inbox for any news, I’ve been keeping myself busy by writing a novella. It’s a romance with a mystery set in France called The French Effect, which I’m aiming to publish around the end of October.

Breton flag

As a family, we have a great love for France and have a second home in Southern Brittany. I’ve wanted to use the location for a long time and finally had time to work on this project. I’ve enjoyed writing The French Effect so much, I plan to do a few more novellas based in the different areas of France we’ve visited over the years.

I’m self-publishing this time, under the Romaniac Press banner, and the list of things to do has been a bit longer than usual, including:-

Cover design

Formatting for Kindle and Smashwords

Uploading to Amazon

Arranging paperbacks

Of course, there’s still the usual editing, revising and proofreading to add to the list, together with organising the promo and reviews but I’ve enjoyed the whole process. It’s certainly kept me busy. I look forward to sharing the cover and blurb very soon but, in the meantime, will leave you with a picture of our cottage in France. The door and windows are usually a lovely deep Breton red but they are currently in the middle of a facelift.

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À bientôt!

Sue

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6 thoughts on “Life Cycle of a Writer – Sue Fortin

  1. Congratulations! Your french house looks lovely, makes me homesick for my own Breton renovation project. (no electric, minimal running water). Good luck with your novella.

    • Thank you, Rosie. That’s what our cottage was like – no water, no electric, earth floor etc. Good luck with your renovation. Sue 🙂

      • Thank you Sue, it’s taking a while, but we’re hopeful it will be finished when the kids finish school (youngest starts next week!) Managed to get floors in last summer though which makes a difference!

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