Writing Distractions, A Book Cover Reveal, and Getting Vaccinated | BTS Writing Vlog 021

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Hello, Booklovers!


On Tuesday, I started the writing vlog off strong by setting a goal to reach the midpoint of the novella by the end of the week. Well, as you know this is me setting a goal and I got distracted by a few other important bright, shiny and new distractions. However, despite all of the distractions, I did make some progress, and as you’re aware some progress is better than no progress. On the 14th of May, I started to feel anxious about my upcoming vaccination appointment that I had scheduled through my GP in London. And, I discuss whether my anxieties were well-founded plus my experience in attending the vaccine clinic.


So, stay tuned for all of that and much more.


In this twenty-first Behind-the-Scenes writing vlog, I discuss:

  • Writing Goal of the week
  • My annual reading goal on Goodreads and whether I’m on track
  • Reading The Last Templar by Raymond Khoury and a short review
  • The word count for the Candidate at the end of Tuesday
  • I’m struggling to write
  • A few huge setbacks
  • A new tough word count goal for the week
  • When tasks take longer than expected
  • A new project cropped up
  • My writing mistake
  • The ebook cover reveal of the Candidate
  • I have an appointment to get vaccinated
  • All of the things that have distracted me from writing
  • My premade book cover store (Le Villain Book Covers) and book formatting services with Woo Commerce
  • I managed to write less than 5k in two days for the Candidate
  • My theory as to why I was distracted
  • Was the vaccine as bad as I thought?
Thank you for watching, reading, commenting and sharing with such enthusiasm.


With love,


Amelia xx


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Amelia D. Hay

Amelia D. Hay

I’m Amelia. I write amateur sleuth mystery novels under the pen name A. D. Hay and I’m the author of The Candidate, The Locked Room, The Lawn, Suspicion and Duplicity. I’m also the host of the Mystery Novel Nerd Podcast and The Authorpreneur Podcast™️. Right now, I’m writing the first novella in a cozy mystery series, and writing the third book in the James Lalonde Mystery Series. When I’m not writing, hosting my podcasts or coaching aspiring authors, I love to travel around Europe with my Husband, drink tea, and eat pizza.

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