I'm sure a lot of you will have heard by now that I'm writing a book (I KNOW, CRAZY AND EXCITING AND SO INCREDIBLY AWESOME) I absolutely love writing and ever since I was a young'un I have dreamt about my very own book, and so this is an absolute dream come true. I thought I'd share a little bit about it and the journey so far..
When I was 13 I would rush home from school to work on a book I was writing. Sadly I don't still have that book now. I wrote it up on word and it was hundreds of pages long, I don't even remember what it was called. I saved it all on a floppy disc (remember those?), and then I think I threw it away (DAMMIT), I even drew a front cover. I've known since then that I've always wanted to write my own book, so was so excited when I was approached by Penguin to make this a reality! Since then we've been working together to bring my ideas to life and create my very own novel - Girl Online!
I don't want to reveal too much about the story as I don't want to spoil the surprise, but it was so important to me to include things that are big parts of my life. I wanted to make sure anxiety was a key feature, as it's something that myself and so many other people have to live with, in the hope that it might help someone out who is suffering with the same. Blogging is of course a major theme too, as well as cyber bullying, friend fallouts and romance. EEEEEEK. It's a Young Adult fiction, so none of the characters are based on people I know, or myself but it was so much fun creating them and seeing them come to life throughout the story.
Last week I had a two day meeting with my editor Amy where we went through the first final copy just be sure of any changes (As you can see I provided quite the table display of snacks - yes, those are Percy Pigs) There are still a few more stage to go before it's ready for the printers and can't wait to share it all with you, i'm also very nervous! The book is being released on
Tuesday 25th November
But you can preorder it already by clicking here!
I don't think i've ever been so excited for anything my entire life, it's like all my Christmas' rolled into one.