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    Hi, there!

    Welcome to the official website of Edie D. Browning, an aspiring author. Edie has always had a passion for writing and literature, and after many years of teaching English, she has finally decided to pursue her dream of becoming a published author. This website is a platform for Edie to share her journey as a writer, as well as her thoughts and musings on literature, teaching, her favourite TV shows, and life. Here, you’ll find a collection of blog posts, articles, and updates on Edie’s writing projects. Whether you’re an aspiring writer yourself or simply a lover of literature, you’ll find something to inspire and engage you on this site.…

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    Day 55 of Publishing Me Here Without You Now

    Don’t know if it is actually day 55, to be frank, as I’ve been so busy with everything that I lost track of counting the days. I have given up on being traditionally published at the time and am moving forward with publishing on my own. I actually got my ISBN’s for my e-book and printed book, my book is in fact available for pre-order and I’m running a review campaign on Booksprouts. I kind of gave on being traditionally published, because I don’t live in the USA or UK, which would make book promotions tough. Apart from that I’m not a fanstasy writer or a YA writer, which I…

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    Day 23 of publishing Me Here Without You Now

    Well, I got a rejection letter from the publishing company. Here’s what they had to say: There’s a lot to like, but ultimately we don’t feel that we’d be best-placed to bring the work to market. Not sure what to think about it. They must have liked bits of it, I guess. Everyone keeps saying that as an author you have to go through so many rejections, that’s it’s really not a big deal and here I am at rejection no. 3 feeling like giving up. But I know deep down that giving up is not an option. At least not yet. I poured my heart and soul into this…

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    Day 19 of publishing Me Here Without You

    I’ve spoken with the cover artist of Me Here Without You. There are two options, one of the girl walking away and one of the treetops in winter. I’m not particularly happy with either of them as I’ve imagined a completely different cover but it is what it is. I don’t know, everyone seems to like the treetops more, so I’ll go with the treetops. Haven’t heard from the publishing company. Praying, hoping, wishing that they will reach out and tell me that they want to read the whole thing, then tell me that they like it and that they want to do it. And then they’ll make a cover…

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    Day 10 of publishing Me Here Without You Now

    Went to my new school for another meeting with the teacher. So much of everything to remember, got lost again in the hallways, still unsure where my classroom is. Hope I’ll find it on the first day. Luckily, it’s just the one, so once I’ll find it, I’m good. The teacher that is leaving is really helpful and kind in showing me the ropes, today has been our fourth meeting already. Feeling overwhelmed with all the Erasmus+ projects, hope I’ll get into it soon. Travelling abroad in three weeks with students I don’t know. Have a meeting with my project partners tomorrow evening. I’m wondering as my energy shifts towards…

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    Day 4 of publishing Me Here Without You Now

    Me Here Without You Now is pretty much finished, edited, and I’ve ordered a cover from an artist I found on TikTok. The editor (the first person to read it apart from me) said she loved it, so that gives me hope. Watched and read all about self-publishing, I think I have a pretty good idea of what that entails. I need to get that ISBN number because I don’t want the Amazon one, which means I need to start my own company. I don’t know. I’m going to try out traditional publishing, just because I don’t want to trouble myself with the ISBN number. It would be so great…

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    Day 70 of writing Me Here Without You Now

    I’m starting to feel like I’m getting the hang of this writing thing. Of course, that feeling comes and goes, and sometimes I still stare at a blank page for hours on end, but I’ve realized that the important thing is to just keep going. Even if what I’m writing isn’t perfect, at least I’m making progress. I’ve been experimenting with different writing routines to see what works best for me. I used to think that I needed complete silence to write, but lately I’ve been enjoying listening to music while I work. I’ve found that certain songs can really help get me into the right mood for a scene…

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    Day 64 of writing Me Here Without You Now

    Me Here Without You Now is almost finished. There are still some chapters missing, there are chapters that still have only a few sentences but the main story is finished, the final chapter is written, I’m just filling in the details around the main parts and expanding the shorter bits. I’ve started looking for an editor, it’s time for someone else to read my book. It’s quite scary to finally send this book out in the world although I’m fully aware that one other person reading it is not like really sending it out in the world. But it’s important for me, it’s a huge step for me, it’s a…

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    Day 52 of writing Me Here Without You Now

    Me Here Without You is going on quite well. I really like it. It’s kind of theraputic for me, it is. There are certain experiences from my life that I’ve packages into different but similar experiences for my characters and going through them again from another perspective is proving healing for me. So, I write and I cry and I laugh when I write something funny and then cry again. Which is honestly a strange process if you think about it, as you are the writer and the reader at the same time, the creator and the consumer. Wonder if all writers go through this. Probably the professional ones just…

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    Day 38 of writing Me Here Without You Now

    I am on a roll, I want to write all the time. I write in the car when I wait for my kids to finish practice, I write on the sofa watching TV, I wake up in the morning, go sit at my computer and write, then forget I’m hungry, only remember when I’m practically starving, make myself some eggs and continue writing. It’s becoming quite an obsession. At night I can’t fall asleep because I keep thinking of where the story goes next so I write on my Notes app on the phone. I’ve got Waypoints in the mail and began reading it. I’m a few pages in and…

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    Day 35 of writing Me Here Without You

    I’m writing! I think it’s good to keep a record of my journey, how I got to where I got. Perhaps nowhere, perhaps somewhere. Hopefully, somewhere. What have I done? I’ve written about eight chapters, just a rough version. I’ve changed the name of my lead character way too many times. I started with Mia, then switched to some other ones, then she was Alice for a while and now she’s Louise. I like Louise. I have other characters refer to her by nicknames, one calls her Lucy, one calls her Luisa, one Lou. It feels right! Don’t think I’m changing it anymore. Hope so! I saw this video talking…