Gill Paul’s Best Writing Moment…

Gill's writing space.

Gill’s writing space.

Gill Paul is the author of Women and Children First and The Affair, both published by Avon. Gill tells us about her best writing moment so far, as well as the moment she got her book deal. 

Every time I get a Tweet, an online review or a Facebook message from someone who likes my latest book, I’m blown away. These moments are utterly precious.

My book deal moment – I got a phone call from my agent and immediately collapsed in foetal position on the carpet, my heart beating so hard I couldn’t breathe. Once I calmed down, I rang my mum.

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I’m Laura. I started Novel Kicks in 2009. I wanted a place to post my writing as well as give other writers like me the opportunity to do the same. There is also a monthly book club, a writing room which features writing prompts, book reviews, competitions, author interviews and guest posts.

I grew up by the sea (my favourite place in the world) and I currently live in Hampshire. I am married to Chris, have a cat named Buddy and I would love to be a writer. I’m trying to write the novel I’ve talked so much about writing if only I could stop pressing delete. I’ve loved writing since creative writing classes in primary school. I have always wanted to see my teacher Miss Sayers again and thank her for the encouragement. When not trying to write the novel or writing snippets of stories on anything I can get my hands on, I love reading, dancing like a loon and singing to myself very badly. My current obsession is Once Upon a Time and I would be happy to live with magic in the enchanted forest surrounded by all those wonderful stories provided that world also included Harry Potter. I love reading chick lit. contemporary fiction and novels with mystery.

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