Update time.

My new WIP, The Moon on the Lake – a happy little village it’s not…

Goodness, it’s almost the end of June already and time for a catch up! And my word, the last few weeks and months have been marked by some highs and lows. On the writing front I’ve managed to get a few projects underway, including a creepy little thriller set in an English village which fans of Night Vale will enjoy. Plus, I’ve finally received my report back from The Literary Consultancy! The report was hugely positive, and I can now begin final edits with a comprehensive and encouraging set of points that hopefully will not take too long to implement. My story was critiqued by Craig of TLC:

“You write well. I thoroughly enjoyed the world of Greek myth brought to life in a story that raced along and kept me engaged throughout…” Craig of The Literary Consultancy on The Gods of Storm and Ash.

Updates on the progress will follow, I promise 😊 I’m also in the final stages of completing the Evertrue audiobook, and am hoping to have news soon of the final release date, so watch this space for details!

I’ve also seen progress with my shoulder injury. The pain has subsided a little and I’m slowly starting to regain movement of the arm and shoulder. Not as much, or as quickly as I’d like, but it’s out of its sling now and starting to function better.

I don’t usually use this blog to talk about personal issues but these are unusual times, and it’s difficult to focus only on my writing when what I write is affected by the things happening in my life. Sadly this year has seen another death in the family, again from cancer, the 3rd in almost as many years. These have been incredibly difficult times, and it’s hard to stay positive when so little of the world you knew and loved is the same as it was. As a family we are struggling to adapt to the losses, but we are nothing if not strong and we will pull together. I have to believe that the future will be brighter from here on, and that there are good things waiting just around the corner. If anyone reading has some good news to share now is definitely the time for it.

Wishing you peace and love,

Jill x

Published by Jill London

Hi, I’m Jill, a writer and teacher living in the UK, usually behind a desk but sometimes on a sofa with a book or a film. I began writing at around age three, legibly by five, although I didn’t write any stories until I was older. Aged eleven, I began writing children’s fiction, mostly middle-grade fantasy and I’m still doing it to this day. I have had stories published online and in My Weekly magazine. The best bit about writing is when ideas pop into your head (from the writing fairy presumably?) and everything starts clipping together like a jigsaw puzzle. The worst bit? When you start to get the feeling there's a piece missing from the box...

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