Sibylline Nights Edit Progress and Stylish Blogger Award

Editing Draft One of 'Sibylline Nights' :
50619 / 105831 (47.83%)

I was going to leave updating until Monday, but then I was updating my person blog with information about how I'm progressing with the editing of Sibylline Nights, and realised I hadn't mentioned my progress here for a while. 

Editing is going really well, yesterday we (Hubby and I) finished editing chapter thirty. That's 50, 619 words and 95 pages done out of an original 105, 831 words and 209 pages. So just about halfway there. Though I did realise, at this point in the story in the unedited version, it was only 40, 060 words and 77 pages, meaning I've added almost 11k words and 18 pages since I began editing! That's kind of scary, and I think once the whole thing is complete I'm going to have to go back and cut a bunch of stuff to make the novel into a publishable length. Hubby and I already started discussing some scenes near the start that could go because they don't add much to the progress of the story.

As well as editing, we also made some groundwork with some of the more fantasy elements, including defining where magic comes from in my universe and giving voices to minor characters. Exciting stuff. I love editing because I'm taking something that was just okay before, adding meat to it, and making something (that I think is) awesome. I have such a good feeling about this story, and can't wait until it's ready to start querying.

Christine Rains awarded me with the Stylish Blogger Award a few days ago. Thank you Christine!

Before I talk about my own personal style, I wanted to give credit for the layout of my blog. The original template for this blog was designed, and a modified version is used, by my Hubby on his gaming site Video Games Interactive.  Thank you, honey! ♥♥♥

My style is quite eclectic, and I can easily jump from casual to dressed up, depending on what I'm what I'm doing and my mood. I tend to favour a mixture of dark colours, with bold accents/ make up though. My favourite combinations being black and pink, or black and purple. I would say my style is bohemian, bordering on Gothic.

I think I was most stylist on my wedding day. As I mentioned in the nine facts and one fake post a few weeks ago I wore a fuschia pink wedding dress.

Hubby and I on our Wedding day.

Now I get to tag five people I think have stylish blogs. If you've received this award before don't feel obliged to do it again. I tag:

Kyra Lennon
Jolene Perry
Jaycee Delorenz

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend, and those in the U.K enjoy the double bank holiday for the Queen's Jubilee.


  1. You wore red! Yes, you look stylish.
    That's cool you and your husband are doing the edits together. And good to hear someone else adds as they edit. (Although I rarely have to take anything out.)

    1. The dress looks more pink in real life. I love the colour of it. Thanks for saying I look stylish.

      I love doing edits with my hubby, he's an excellent sounding board. Even when we're not editing we're often chatting about aspects of the story and characters.

      I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who add to the story while editing. :D

  2. Oh My Gosh, I LUUUURVE IT. Pretty-in-Pink! You look amazing Clare! Nothing like my Big Fat Italian Wedding silk disaster and all over ridiculousness...

    OK, can I just tell you how awesome I think it is that your husband is your CP/editor/sounding board !?! That just blows my mind. The Husband told me once (about reading my manuscript) "I'll just wait for the movie!" Ha! Take a guess about how I felt about that, LOL

    And thank you for passing on this award! (Hugs for all of your continued support, I really appreciate it. xo)

  3. Love the red dress! You were a beautiful bride! And enjoy your edits. It's nice that you do them with your hubby!

    1. Thank you. :D And we will, very much so. :)

  4. I love that pic! I wore a black dress on my wedding day, but it was in Vegas, so nobody blinked an eye.

    1. Thanks! :D I bet a black dress looked very eye catching. :D

  5. Fabulous picture! The dress is lovely and looks really good on you. Awesome work with the editing!

  6. New follower here. Nice to meet you. Congratulations on the award!

    (Love the fuschia wedding dress. It looks fabulous with your dark hair.) =)

    1. Nice to meet you too, and thank you. :D

  7. I love it! You guys look so cute at your wedding too! So fun!

  8. Love the dress! And congrats with the editing progress!


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