#TenThings I Need When I’m Writing by @GillStewart2 #author of #GemmasNotSure @SweetCherryPub #GallowayGirls #teenfiction #YAromance #scottishbooks

I’m joined today by Gill Stewart whose latest book, Gemma’s Not Sure, will be published by Sweet Cherry on 14th May. More about the book below, but first here are #TenThings which she needs when she is writing.

Gill Stewart
  1. My office space (which actually doubles up as a spare bedroom).
  2. Time set aside when I have to write.
  3. Frequent breaks.
  4. Nice rewards in the frequent breaks (coffee and a biscuit, my fave walk to the shore)
  5. A spreadsheet that tracks the number of words I’ve written so I can check this ALL THE TIME.
  6. A spreadsheet of characters, because I can forget things like age or eye colour easily.
  7. A spreadsheet of locations, like the above but with the distance from X to Y
  8. A low target for daily number of words. This is usually 500, which I can achieve easily, and then when I go onto manage 1000, which I usually do, I feel like an over-achiever.
  9. A door. I usually leave the door open, but if the cats get too annoying, or husband is too loud, I like to know I can close it.
  10. My previous book(s), for reference.

Thanks to Divia at Sweet Cherry for inviting me to take part in the blog tour. Gemma’s Not Sure will be published in paperback and as an ebook on 14th May. You can pre-order a copy here: Gemma’s Not Sure

From the back of the book

Gemma’s not sure if she’s brave enough to go to her audition, or if she even wants to study music at all. She’s definitely not sure forming a band with Lily’s hot ex-boyfriend is a good idea.

Jamie’s university life isn’t like he thought it would be, and he doesn’t know what to do about it. One thing he does know is that he wants a reason to bump into Gemma Anderson again.

The Galloway Girls are back! With exams coming up and major life choices in progress, everything is about to change.

About the author

Talented YA and romance author Gill Stewart has nine adult and teen novels to her name. She is a longstanding member of The Romantic Novelists’ Association and The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Her romance novella, Rachel’s Coming Home, was shortlisted for the Joan Hessayon Award in 2009.


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