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.

Rough Draft Officially Revised

It’s official! I have completely finished revising my rough draft! I am going to give myself the rest of the week off, and then start making the corrections on the digital copy starting Monday. I’m hoping to get through it … Continue reading

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Part one, Part two, Part three

I have officially finished editing part 2. Part one and part two are good to go, and now the final part is ready to be started. It is going to be a lot of work getting this done on the … Continue reading

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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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