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Saturday, 12 July 2008

Catch a Falling Star in at No. 1 on YWO!

I posted the first 9,000 words of my new novel, Catch a Falling Star, on Youwriteon on 3rd July 2008. Yesterday it received its fifth review, making it eligible for the charts. I was delighted to find today that it has gone straight in at number one!

Lorraine, herself no slouch at getting into the Top Ten (she's there as I write) concluded her review of my extract;

'I sometimes say I would read on, this is one of those rare moments when I’m really pissed that I can’t. Had this been a book instead of an extract I would now be curled up on the sofa, ignoring the world, because I want to find out what happens next. If the rest of the book is of the same standard I wouldn’t be able to put it down.'

The book is a mystery/thriller, told in the first person. Now I just have to write the rest of it...

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  1. Nice one, Lexi. Looks like you've got off to a fantastic start. Keep it up!

    Nik

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  2. Thanks for the encouraging words.

    I've written 11.25% of the novel; a mere 88.75% to go!

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  3. Ignore the numbers, I beg of you. Just get the story out. It is there, in the dark, waiting for you to bring it to the light of day.

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  4. It's not Zaphod on the cover, Norm, just a rather splendid Ayres from my collection of rocking horse pictures.

    Alan, thanks for your poetic and encouraging advice. I shall copy it to the top of my CaFS notes.

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  5. Fabulous news - well done, you!

    A
    xxx

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  6. Thanks Anne - but I've just got an enthusiastic review (quote: I've not reviewed many books on here yet, but I must say this is the best written one I've come across) with newbie marks, and I'm now down to number nine...

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  7. I was wondering about that.get some more reviews and you'll be OK.

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  8. Thanks, HJ. We're all labouring under the same conditions, so it should even out.

    In a way it's not good to go in at number one, as there's only one way to go from there!

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  9. Just keep the story going forward.

    That will make you a winner no matter what happens on YWO.

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  10. Thanks, Alan; your encouraging remarks are, well, encouraging!

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  11. Hi Lexi, I've just followed your blog link from YWO and discovered you haven't yet finished the book I want to read! What are you doing using up precious words on your blog? Please, get writing and send me the first draft.

    Lorraine

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  12. Lorraine, I've written 13,482 words thus far, and twenty pages of notes. At the rate I've been going, the first draft should be ready in six months - but I'm easily confused by other people's whodunit plots, so goodness knows the problems I'll have with mine.

    And there's the day job, too.

    I will certainly send it to you when it's done.

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  13. Listen to Lorraine. She's a smart lady.

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