19/03/2018 – 25/03/2018

Hi, everyone.

This past week, I have worked on the third Forest book and I’m about 7K words in, which is quite good going as I didn’t start till Wednesday. That’s because on Monday I recorded and formatted a video for YouTube and Tuesday I worked on my website.

In the coming week, I hope to get my rough draft of the story finished and possibly do one run through to get the wordcount close to final.

I have completed reading the following books:

  • The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault
  • Home by Nicola Davies (audio)
  • The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald

Hope to see you again next time.


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.