Taxing Times and Darling Maggie

animated-clock-image-0061Time is not always on our side during our busy days and we often declare the need for more than 24 hours. I have screamed out the need for more on many occasion.

Time has been my slip up this past week. Not the lack of it but the fact I have had a character marrying what could potentially be a three year old toddler. My timing in years was out by several and a second read through found me pulling my hair out. I had my hands tied as it is in Maggie’s Men, Book II of the Windtop Farm Series. Fortunately, I was in the position where I was able to juggle things around and dug my way out – quite neatly if I do say it myself. So much for keeping track in my plotting log! Hastily creates a new timeline …

Writing time is limited but I am back on track with novel writing. Nearly two years of living back in the UK has been a shock for my full-time writer me as she is no longer able to spend every day at the desk. However, settling into a routine in my new life I am, at last,  on the winning side. Time runs out but each day I am thankful I have my health and the ability to throw words at the pc. I am now the writer of two genre, historical novels and medical romance, who’d have thought my brain would cope with the two styles. Chick-lit style is my release from the intense research I do for my historical novels. Although, now I am back in the UK my research also falls into going out for a picnic and absorbing the atmosphere of the place I am writing about.

H&H styledHeels and Hearts is on launch hold at the moment. I want to pace myself for various projects and not rush into things.

Tax – mm, tax. I have completed my DH’s taxes for 2015 and found time to sort out my own paperwork. Another time suck! I have registered as self-employed in the UK as opposed to freelance. My reason? Increase in sales. Not major life-changing ones but enough to keep me in conferences around the country.

Maggie’s Child made me smile during March and April. She clambered her way to the top paid 100 best seller listings in three categories on Amazon UK. Since my return to the country she has shone and British readers adore her. I’m fond of Maggie – very fond! I also ♥ my readers. Thank you for your support.

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About Glynis Smy

I live in the UK, in the seaside town of, Dovercourt~Harwich, where I enjoy writing novels. I've written historical romance/suspense, Medical romance and my latest WIP is in the crime genre. The Victorian era fascinates me and the best part of writing a novel is often the research. Proud writing moments in my life: Shortlisted for Festival of Romance Fiction 2014 New Talent Award Reaching second round of Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2014 Maggie's Child: reached #1 Amazon best-seller: Historical Romance Victorian /February 2014/ebook & book paid list. May 2014 #3 Historical Romance Victorian, and #25 in Historical Romance paid top 100 best-seller list. Top 100 in three categories on Amazon UK best-seller listings in 2015. Seeing my books in a Suffolk (UK), library. Over the years I've written short stories in a variety of genres. I've also won a few poetry contests, my first was at the age of twelve, (a poem about the Bangladeshi war). I also won a children's short story competition where the prize was a first-aid box, I was so proud but my husband found it amusing because we owned two pharmacies. My articles have been published in magazines both in the UK and Cyprus. I am also featured in various places on-line. When I am not writing, I enjoy making greetings cards, Cross Stitch, fishing and the company of my little granddaughters.
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4 Responses to Taxing Times and Darling Maggie

  1. There’s always something we haven’t been thinking about that comes back to haunt us, isn’t there, Glynis? Glad you got it all sorted. I give you credit for re-arranging your life and still comping up with a good plan for it.

  2. Catching an error like that beforehand is so much better than having a reader come up to you and point it out after it’s published!

  3. hilarymb says:

    Well done Glynis – and yes don’t the years rush by. So pleased Maggie is being so successful for you – but equally that you managed to quietly redig the hole and line it with plenty of healthy compost to regrow itself …

    Enjoy the summer ahead .. cheers Hilary

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