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Progress Update – Decisions were made!

A Book's Progress 3

Phew, it’s been a busy two weeks! How are you guys? πŸ™‚

I’ve got a bit to report on each WIP, so I’ll put this post into sections and you can skip the ones you don’t care about πŸ™‚

General News

CookieBreak had a makeover! Do you like it? πŸ™‚ There are still a few things I want to mess about with, but for the most part this is my little blog’s new look!


I’ve also done some renovations over on Pinterest, and will use it more actively from now on. I didn’t even realise you could use it like thatΒ until recently, so I’m still excited about all the possibilities. If you’ve got an account, you can stalk me here and we can stalk each other πŸ™‚

I’ve decided to cut back drastically on the excerpts I share on here. It was different when I was working on Rise of the Sparrows since that was the first in the series, but now that I’m working on the sequel I don’t want to spoil anything – no matter how tiny the excerpt. I might post an excerpt from time to time, but it won’t be often. I might, however, share excerpts from Soul of the Heart since that’s the first in its series πŸ™‚


Relics of Ar’Zac #2

I didn’t get quite as much done as I wanted this week since I was recovering catching up from when my parents were visiting, and the word count has suffered a little because of it. In total I only managed 1,764 words, which isn’t much but it’s better than nothing.

Most of the characters who needed names have been named now, and a side character has unexpectedly grown into a much more exciting one. Now if that isn’t progress… πŸ˜‰ On top of that, several plot bunnies have been resolved and I’ve got a clear idea of what needs to happen in the second half now, so all in all it’s been a successful week πŸ™‚

Soul of the Heart

Last week Tuesday I announced my new WIP! Soul of the Heart is a provisional title, so don’t get used to it πŸ™‚

In case you missed the post, you can visit it via the link above or you can simply have a read through the first shared excerpt now:

Soul of the Heart Intro

Immortals (temp. title)

Last night I made the executive decision to cut all 9,5K words from my WIP. This might seem a little extreme, but it wasn’t going anywhere and the whole thing felt stale, even withΒ a lot of unresolved plot bunnies and even though I’ve barely started. So I’m starting over. I’ll keep everything I had so far around in a separate folder, but I doubt I’ll be using it again for this draft. It’s for the best, trust me ^-^

She’s helping me plot by sitting on my wrist!

That’s it for this week! Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! ^-^



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  1. Busy time! πŸ™‚
    Wow, cutting all 9,5K words is drastic, haha!

    • It is, but I really think it’s for the best πŸ™‚ I’ll keep it around in case I change my mind ^^

  2. Glad to see you’ve recovered, erm caught up πŸ˜‰ You’re right, some progress is better than no progress. Good luck with everything!

  3. […] Cookie Break– This blog is great- it’s a varied mixture of writing posts and reviews. I especially want to point out that Sarina Langer’s new book Rise of the Sparrows has come out recently and I have to say I really enjoyed it! I recommend you check it out- you can buy it here. I for one am really looking forward to the sequel […]

  4. Glad you have managed to catch up. Interested in your new project and Rise of the Sparrows sequel.
    It must have been hard to cut all the words but if you wasn’t feeling it, it must have been the right decision. Such a busy time for you and can’t wait to hear more on your journey. πŸ™‚

    • I had been debating it for a little while, but nowhere near as long as I’ve struggled with it. It just wasn’t going anywhere, so this was the right decision πŸ™‚ It’s already going better than it was πŸ˜‰

  5. You’ve been rather busy Sarina! Glad to hear you’re…umm…catching up after a week with your parents πŸ˜‰
    The decision to start from scratch is a big one, but at least it’s done now before you’re halfway through and realizing it’s not heading in the direction it should. All of your projects are so intriguing and I can’t wait to discover more about them πŸ™‚
    Best of luck with everything! Keep being amazing <3

    • Haha, I have! πŸ˜€

      Exactly. I didn’t want to continue to force it only to realise 50K words into it that I’ve made a big mistake. I am keeping what I’ve written before, but I’ve moved it back into The Trunk and I’ve created a new document for Attempt #2 πŸ™‚

      Thank you, Faith <3 You keep being amazing yourself!

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