Monday Motivation: Claire King’s Blog

We could all do with a bit of writing motivation on a Monday (or any day of the week!).  In between writing/editing book 2 – well, actually while procrastinating – I read a lot of other people’s blogs and motivational websites.  Each Monday, I’ve decided to post the best, most inspiring thing I read or watched the previous week, so that you lovely fellows might benefit from it too.

This week, I stumbled across (not for the first time!) the blog of author Claire King, whose acclaimed novel The Night Rainbow was published by Bloomsbury last year.

Claire King The Night Rainbow

The blog contains wonderful content, helpful tips, and a wealth of motivation.  However, I think the best thing about it is that Claire has been writing it since May 2010, and it covers her entire publishing journey, from writing her novel to getting it picked up by an agent, to all the wonders of finding a publisher and publication. 

Her most recent post is about finding time for writing amongst all the other things that pull on our time.  It really struck a cord with me, as she’s ploughing on with her second novel too, and longing to answer the question “Have you finished it yet?” in the affirmative.  I feel your pain, Claire: it will take as long as it takes.  At least that’s what I keep telling myself…

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