Loretta bit her lip and took a deep breath before she peered into the keyhole and slid the pick into the narrow opening. “You will open for me,” she murmured.
“I DREAM OF JEANNIE meets THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA.” — feedback from the Launchpad judging panel.
To everyone who supported my book when it made Finalist in the Launchpad / Scott Free Entertainment Manuscript competition in 2016, and well, to everyone!
Loretta of the Lamp has been through another edit, and though I never really pursued getting it published, I’ve decided it’s time to make the effort to give Loretta’s story the light of day.
I’ll be publishing the full novel, one part at a time, on the free online book app — Wattpad. If you know it, or if you like reading Young Adult, the app is worth downloading. There is both bad and good content (as with anything!), but you can find novels in any genre you wish to read, with any specific sub theme you like (ie; Young Adult Adventure Romance with a strong female lead and a genie love interest)
Anyway, let me know what you think when you get a chance to look at it. If you want to get geeky about the why — I’m keen on exploring the evolution of the publishing industry for our generation and those to come. The way we consume media has blatantly changed since the advent of online content, and while the music industry and the film industry have learned to adapt, I think we are yet to understand what this really means for books. Blogging is almost irrelevant and self publishing over flooded, so what’s next? Yes I know I’m a bit late joining the Wattpad revolution too, but why not? It’s a forum with an existing reader base where I can release my story over time and edit as I go while receiving feedback.
Let’s see what happens.
To start with I’ll be releasing two parts of the story every week, on Wednesdays and Fridays, but feel free to comment or get in touch if you want to see more of it more regularly…..!
Loretta knows how to pick a lock faster than you can say “juvenile delinquent”. But the sixteen year old’s world spirals out of control fast after she breaks into an annex of the British Museum, accidentally unleashes an arrogant, immortal genie, and winds up trapped with him inside the lamp…
Link to the first chapter of Loretta on Wattpad https://my.w.tt/znAW2a0KaQ