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LOVE, LIFE AND RELATIONSHIPS in Historical Romance and Family Sagas: The Best Of-GWEN-MADOC Ever on Squidoo

November 1, 2007

Mothers and Daughters  

LOVE, LIFE AND RELATIONSHIPS in Historical Romance and Family Sagas: The Best Of-GWEN-MADOC Ever on Squidoo

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Yesteryear

July 17, 2007

Mothers and Daughters

1910 – Lucy and her sister Eva are devastated to learn on their father’s death that he had married their mother bigamously, making them illegitimate. If that isn’t bad enough, their father seemed to care nothing for them when he willed his entire estate to his legal wife leaving the girls and their mother Sylvia destitute.

In desperation Sylvia borrows money from a scheming loan shark Stan Naylor and when she can’t make monthly repayments he demands Lucy settle the debt in kind and he won’t take no for an answer.

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A new beginning

March 13, 2007

Well, at last the revisions on my current book are complete. It has a brand new title now, MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS, out later this year.
How about that!

I am starting to plan the next book. I will be making videos of my progress and my methods, explaining the way I create a novel. These I will be posting to YouTube and Livevideo. Isn’t technology wonderful? And its fun too.

My head is full of my new characters and their lives, past and present.

I believe I will enjoy myself writing this one. Let’s hope so.

 Bye for now! 

Result!

November 17, 2006

Haven’t had time to blog as I am busy writing these days (uploading to YouTube in my spare time!)  However a new two book contract is on the cards. I am so pleased! 

     

The plot unfolds

August 26, 2006

I’m on chapter 8 now and the writing is going well. There are a few distractions other than family – bought a camcorder, joined YouTube and have gone movie crazy – it’ll pass.
 
I’m a Gemini – and so these varied crazes come and go. I’m used to it. Writing is my one steady craze. It’s for life I hope, well, at least while I can drag myself to the keyboard..

Even so I am managing between 8 hundred and 1k words each day. Getting up early is the key and priming my subconscious the night before.

My latest book is out this week.  Here it is –
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Hardback.

I love being a writer.

Slowly but surely

August 18, 2006
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On chapter 6 now.  Did well last Sunday – over 1500 words. Monday and Tuesday were family days, so no writing.  Today, even though I was pretty tired in the afternoon I managed almost 1k.

 The plot is becoming a little clearer in my mind. It’s amazing how particles of the plot which are chaotic in my head fit together like a jigsaw puzzle when I sit down to write.  I owe it all to my subconscious.

I received my hardback copies of my latest book TAKE MY CHILD by Gwen Madoc (Severn House Publishers Ltd) which comes out at the end of this month in the UK and  November in the USA.  It’s a wonderful feeling to hold a published copy of your own book. This is my tenth but it is still thrilling. It makes me want to work even harder. I wish I could manage to write two books a year.

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Out in August

June 13, 2006

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 I'm so pleased with the design of the jacket for my novel Take My Child which will be published in August next by Severn House Publishers.

The story is of one girl's struggle to survive a loveless marriage and the destruction of her good name.

All the hard work is worthwhile after all.

Take My Child

June 13, 2006

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The proofs have been checked and the corrections sent off to the publishers by email this morning. Apparently, the production of the book TAKE MY CHILD will start at 1.30pm today. A close run thing. As shown the jacket design has already been decided.

I'm always full of doubt on finishing a book but having read the novel through in proof form I find it is better than I had anticipated. I was afraid that the tension that I had built up in the first two thirds of the story might have slackened off towards the end (always a big worry for an author) but no, I've kept the tension going mainly through tight writing. Every book I've written is a new experience for me I find.

My garden is almost complete and I am very pleased with it – six weeks it has taken, a far bigger job that the gardener thought. This afternoon should see the final touches – I hope.

Then I shall be free to start writing my next book. The plot has been rattling around in my head for weeks if not months. I now know enough about the characters and what happens to start the actual writing. The hard slog begins all over again. I must be crazy!