2016-17: Editing the unpublished manuscript, 'Shadow Ships'
“When I approached Cecily with my manuscript, I was rather overwhelmed at the thought of endeavouring to ready my book to face the world, yet tentatively hopeful that I had a story worth polishing. Her website promised hand-holding; I needed hand-holding. Working with Cecily has been more than wonderful. I had a story, now I am learning to write a novel. She quickly recognised that I only had a skeleton written, the rest of the story was stuck in my head. With skill, patience, honesty, and encouragement she is helping unleash it, and I am stunned at how much my writing has bettered under her wise guidance. Writing can be a lonely art, if you are looking for someone to come alongside you and help make your writing pop, I recommend Cecily thoroughly.”