Author Archives: rachelsparling

About rachelsparling

I'm a writer working on a manuscript for a novel. I love to write and I've been doing it for 17 years. Through several story ideas I have figured out what works and what doesn't, and I've learned a lot about myself and my writing style. I love to read and escape to many different worlds. I've also learned a lot about good writing and bad writing through both reading a lot and acquiring an education in English literature, and becoming an ESL teacher. I enjoy filming and photographing all sorts of things and putting together short documentaries and videos. I love my camera.

Corona Virus (Covid-19)

I am officially 557 pages into my manuscript, which I believe was a total of 883 pages. I’ll have confirmation of that as I go. Lots of progress, and my first chapter has gone out to the second set of … Continue reading

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Editing, editing, editing

I have finally breached the 500 page mark! I am officially 524 pages into my manuscript. The pile of edited work compared to the pile of unedited work, is getting larger. This is…..good news. It is a lot of progress. … Continue reading

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Blog Recommendations

I believe I’ve mentioned this before, but a friend of mine created a blog a while ago, and it’s come along so well! He’s a writer, like me, and has been publishing some of his stories through blog posts on … Continue reading

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Book one, part one!

As most of you know, I’ve been editing my enormous manuscript. I have now officially completed the first 405 pages of the printed manuscript, which is book one, or part one of three. To say that this was no great … Continue reading

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Another day, another chapter

I have made some progress on my editing, and have just finished doing the first initial edit of chapter 10. I’ve noticed that some chapters have less to change than others, particularly those that have more dialogue. I haven’t decided … Continue reading

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New year, new routine

I finally created a routine where I’m getting editing done! I’ve gotten through the first seven chapters already (still a shit ton more to go), but it’s progress, and progress is better than being stagnant. I think my biggest issue with editing … Continue reading

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Story Ideas

Lately, the story ideas have been flowing. In the last week I’ve laid out in my mind another story to write. I wrote out a brief outline, not as long or as detailed as they usually are for me, and … Continue reading

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