Cake Book #MondayBlogs #AmWriting

Sorry, no, this is nothing about cookery books, but there are many references to baking, so please, read on!
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Just the other day I read a post by one of my favourite blonde writers, Lucy of Blonde Write More fame. Have you read any of her work? She is a brilliantly funny blogger, who writes great pieces on the ups and downs of writing. She has a hugely popular fictional serial going into its third series about Roxy Collins, a hapless single mum who is just desperate for love. You know you wanna check her blog out… here!

Lucy Mitchell

Gorgeous, isn’t she? And extremely talented too!

Anyway, she wrote a post likening writing a book to baking a cake, and it struck a chord.

She made me think of my own WIP, highly anticipated by a few of you who have been following my writing journey, and actually, Lucy has read the whole of my first draft and given me some fantastic feedback, along with His Geoffleship, pictured with us two below at the 2018 Annual Bloggers Bash!


Lucy, Me and His Geoffleship – Two trusted opinions…

Anywho, her post about writing and cakes made me wonder about the words I had been baking writing over the last few years.

I think there have been many shorts, rather like literary cupcakes, small morsels that satisfy that little reading hunger. Of course, there have been a few that sunk, relegated to the writing file, never to be published (but not thrown away – never throw your words away, you don’t know when that strange idea of yours could be woven into another piece!)

My poetry book was like a tray of cupcakes. A variety of flavours, hopefully, something for all in the selection, and for those poetry gluttons, well, they just devoured the whole box book.

Oh, you haven’t read it yet? Well, if you fancy a little five star read… you can click on the link below to peruse and perhaps, purchase it?
Shameless plug, I know, sorry… but that’s what us indies have to do!

And my WIP? My first draft, slowly being reread and rewritten? What kind of cake is that one?

Considering its age, I decided it was more of a fruitcake. It’s taken a long time to get this far. It’s not teenaged any more, it is a fully fledged adult, waiting to be released into the public, to gain its own independence!

But, like any good fruitcake, it’s needed the time for all the ingredients elements to mature. Every time I have revisited it, it is like adding another soaking of alcohol to the bake, and hopefully, all the waiting will produce something moist juicy to read, packing a punch with its storyline and characters!

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Image from BBC Food

The submitting it to a competition didn’t work, but that doesn’t worry me. I need to do this set of tweaks, then I am contacting agents. I have faith in myself. If they don’t nibble the crumbs I toss them, I’ll 100% go indie.

So, for those of you who are interested, here is the first version of the possible blurb, for my baby, tentatively named Wedded Stress  Marriage Unarranged!

Aashi’s life was all set.
Or so she thought.
After finding out her fiancé was not the man she thought, she vows to put him, and her innocence behind her.
Accompanied by her brothers and best friend, she embarks upon an enlightening journey, where memories created and new relationships forged, have far-reaching effects.

So… are you intrigued?

It’s set in 2000, in the Indian suburbs of Birmingham, UK – Yes Indian, because every city here seems to have a mini India where the Indians seem to congregate!
Spread between Birmingham and India too actually.
It’s a story of a British born Indian girl, Aashi, and her family, as they come to terms with her broken engagement.
There’s love, lust, humour, and a little bit of seriousness too…

One way or another, this cake will get eaten!!! (Or this book will get read… you know what I mean!) Just need the last bit of soaking editing, then we can begin the icing cover and blurb!

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Tell me, is it a cake you might be tempted to sample?

45 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sharonchyy
    Nov 26, 2018 @ 22:41:01

    Great post

    Liked by 1 person


  2. Claire Saul (PainPalsBlog)
    Oct 29, 2018 @ 22:46:01

    Devoured all the poetic cup cakes and loved, so can’t wait for a slice of this new cake, Ritu! x

    Liked by 1 person


  3. Erika Kind
    Oct 29, 2018 @ 20:16:39

    Cannot wait to read the first slice of the newly baked cake, sis!

    Liked by 1 person


  4. Simon
    Oct 29, 2018 @ 19:33:21

    You’ll get there! Keep up the great work 😀

    Liked by 1 person


  5. Lorna
    Oct 29, 2018 @ 18:36:30

    Yes, more cake, please. xox

    Liked by 1 person


  6. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Oct 29, 2018 @ 17:32:07

    Sounds really interesting, Sis! Never thought there are suburbs in Birmingham, or the UK. But this also sounds great with a “Little India”. UK isnt as far away as India, and we have not to deal with a lot of languages too. 😉 Happy Monday! Michael

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  7. robbiesinspiration
    Oct 29, 2018 @ 17:22:37

    I am looking forward to reading your book, Ritu. I think I will learn a lot from it as well as enjoy a good story.

    Liked by 1 person


  8. rachaelstray
    Oct 29, 2018 @ 17:09:00

    How exciting!

    Liked by 1 person


  9. fancypaperblog
    Oct 29, 2018 @ 14:46:34

    I adore these cakes.

    Liked by 1 person


  10. englishwithkirsty
    Oct 29, 2018 @ 13:38:39

    Yes, I would eat your cake/buy your book! Looking forward to your next update!

    Liked by 1 person


  11. Ruth
    Oct 29, 2018 @ 13:23:11

    Ritu, if your writing is as good as your baking your book will be great! (Carrot cake at last year’s Bloggers Bash… yum, yum, yum, yum…!) 🙂 x

    Liked by 1 person


  12. You Can Always Start Now
    Oct 29, 2018 @ 13:09:30

    great advice. Taking it on myself.

    Liked by 1 person


  13. Image Earth Travel
    Oct 29, 2018 @ 13:02:18

    Can’t wait to read your story…more rum for the fruit cake 😉

    Liked by 1 person


  14. syl65
    Oct 29, 2018 @ 12:54:35

    Thank you for the morsel and looking forward to a bigger slice. The blurb definitely peeks interest. Don’t let that fruitcake go to waste Sister!!

    Liked by 1 person


  15. thatblogwherecheriemovestogermany
    Oct 29, 2018 @ 11:00:02

    Can’t wait!

    Liked by 1 person


  16. willowdot21
    Oct 29, 2018 @ 07:59:40

    Most definitely Hun 💜💜

    Liked by 1 person


  17. TanGental
    Oct 29, 2018 @ 07:45:13

    Precisely right Ritu. The ingredients are there, just find that right consistency and temperature and you’re on the Great British Write Off… That still sounds wrong…

    Liked by 4 people


  18. popsiclesociety
    Oct 29, 2018 @ 06:39:27

    For sure will be a beautiful story.

    Liked by 2 people


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