12/03/2018 – 18/03/2018

Hi, everyone.

This past week I finished working on The Goblin and the Child Witch, as planned. It is now resting/being read. I’ve also uploaded a couple more videos to YouTube.

In the coming week I will be starting on book three. I should, at the very least, have a rough draft by next time I post. However, I’m considering doing something else on Monday, which will take me away from actual writing. I haven’t decided yet, so we’ll see.

Since last time, I have finished the following books (one was part of an anthology of novellas, but I’m posting it separately, as it’ll probably take months to finish the book):

  • Crimson Reborn by Casey Lane and Bryan Cohen
  • Sons and Lovers by D H Lawrence
  • Boy by Roald Dahl
  • The Witches by Roald Dahl
  • Thrown to the Blue by K J Chapman
  • Japanese Folklore: The Legend of Enchanted Life by Xenohikawa Sabrina

Hope to see you all next week.



05/03/2018 – 11/03/2018

Hi, everyone.

This past week I have been working on The Goblin and the Child Witch. I have nearly finished with the illustrations and the text, which means it will go off to a couple of readers and rest for a while, hopefully by the end of this week. So, yes, I’m working on it again this coming week.

The other main thing I’ve done this week is to set up a YouTube channel for Tales from the Forest of the Hooting Owl, which is the name of the series. I’m starting an author reading of the book there. I’ve put the link to the first part over there in the right-hand sidebar. There should be at least one more episode by next week, so why not subscribe if you want to keep up-to-date. 🙂  I’ve also removed the Instagram widget, as it hasn’t been working for ages. If you want to find me there, I’m JulietBoydAuthor.

This week I have finished the following book:

  • The Dust of Ancients by Terri Nixon

See you next time.


26/02/2018 – 04/03/2018

Hi, everyone.

So, this week, I started an edit of secret project 2 and the rest of the week I worked on the release of secret project … Oh, you want to know what it is? Okay, then. 🙂

The Goblin and the Stolen Ring Book Cover

The Goblin and the Stolen Ring is a book for children aged 8-12, and anyone who is young of heart. It follows the adventures of Sprout, who first came to life in the daily stories I posted on Instagram, as the result of a prompt. That first story developed into a series of stories, and now, it’s a book. This adventure takes that first adventure and greatly expands upon it, to make a 15,000 word chapter book. You can purchase it at most online retailers in eBook and paperback format. And yes, it was read, and feedback was given, by children of the target age, before publishing.

So, obviously, secret project 2 is also a Sprout story, and as I mention the title in the back of the first book, I guess I can tell you that, too. 🙂 It is, The Goblin and the Child Witch.

Therefore, the book I will be working on in the coming week is TGATCW, or maybe, Child Witch. We’ll see what I feel like typing next week.

This past week I finished the following book:

  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (audio)

See you all next week.


19/02/2018 – 25/02/2018

Hi everyone.

So, this past week I worked on secret project 2 and completed everything I set out to do. I’m not saying anything more than that at the moment, because …

This is the week where the secret project is revealed, but you’ll have to be following me on Instagram to see it unfold. Alternatively, I’ll let you know in next week’s post. So, I’ll be doing lots of prep and uploading and things for secret project 1 this week, plus fitting bits and pieces in with secret project 2.

This past week I finished the following books:

  • Death of a Naturalist by Seamus Heaney
  • The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter by Jennifer Malone Wright
  • The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M Harris
  • A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  • The Whitsun Weddings by Philip Larkin
  • Rise of the Sparrows by Sarina Langer
  • Esio Trot by Roald Dahl
  • The Twits by Roald Dahl

Yes, that’s quite a lot, but many of them were very short. 🙂

See you all next week.


12/02/2018 – 18/02/2018

Hi, everyone.

Well, this past week has been one of ups and downs. The downs I’m not going to go into here. That’s nothing to do with my writing. The ups, well, I think I finally have all versions of secret project 1 sorted. The eBook versions didn’t want to play for a couple of days (I think some rogue code had got into them), but they’re okay now. I’m still playing around with the blurb text. That may change tomorrow.

So, in this coming week, apart from a few tweaks to sp1 and working on a few promo bits and pieces, I’ll be back to sp2. I might also do some short story work, not sure yet. We’ll see how it goes. I do have some disruption on Monday as I have someone staying over.

I have finished the following book this week:

  • The Lore of the Evermen by James Maxwell

See you all next week.


05/02/2018 – 11/02/2018

Hi, everyone.

So, I did an on-screen read-through of secret project 2 and a paper edit. Phew! (As you can probably, guess, it’s not that long.) I also did another edit of the short story and sent it off. Probably won’t hear about that till May. I also received one short story rejection and another where the anthology has been abandoned. Oh, well. I’ll be looking for other places to send some of the rejections over the next couple of weeks.

I also received the proof copy of secret project 1, after 3 days! I wasn’t expecting it till the end of this coming week, so that was good. That means my next task will be scouring the proof copy for anything that needs to be changed, finalising the eBook copy in both mobi and ePub and getting everything set for launch. I’ll let you know when that is once it’s finalised.

In the past week, I have completed the following books:

  • Birthday Boy by David Baddiel
  • Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel
  • Kiln Zone by Sharman Badgett-Young

Until next week.




29/01/2018 – 04/02/2018

Hi, everyone.

Well, this past week went exactly as planned. I completed work on secret project book one and I have now ordered the proof copy of the paperback. That should be with me in about two weeks, or possibly sooner, if post is now over the whole Christmas backlog. I also have an eBook copy pretty much ready to go.

The other thing that happened this week, was that Breeding Ugly went live on Monday. You can now buy the eBook from most major eBook retailers.

Breeding Ugly eBook Cover

That’ll be the last Hunter Vampire book for a while, as the secret project will be my main priority for a while.

So, this coming week, it’s back to secret project 2. I should be able to get another edit done in 3-4 days max, which will give me time to do another edit on the short story I wrote last month and get it sent off. Oh, by the way, I had an acceptance of one of my short stories from the end of last year, 🙂 and a rejection of another. 😦 Onwards.

This week I have completed reading the following books:

  • Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
  • The Last Days of Jack Sparks by Jason Arnopp
  • Matilda by Roald Dahl
  • The Devil and the Muse by Mandy Jackson-Beverly

Hope to see you all again next week.