Been away for a bit! My husband and I have been laying this so-called quick click flooring, which, despite the name, doesn’t live up to the hype. We’ve been at it since Sunday morning and it’s been causing us no end of hassle, not to mention quite a few choice swear words on my husband’s… Continue reading The Easy Option Isn’t Always Best!
During the interim when my husband is at work and the kids are in school is when i usually get most of my best work done. I like to be able to think without any of the usual distractions. I don’t have the t.v on and i rarely listen to music these days when i’m… Continue reading When The House Is Quiet…
There are days aplenty when i just can’t build up the stamina to sit in front of the computer and get past that blinking cursor, mocking my efforts, as if to say, you’ll never get there, you know, you’ll never finish this book, it’ll never get published, who’re you kidding? And as I’ve mentioned before,… Continue reading The Often Rough Road of Writing!
I don’t know about anyone else, but I’ve read quite a few books! And I’ve also wanted to dive right into those pages and live the story for myself… From being a child and delving into the world of Enid Blyton, traveling along with the Famous Five and wishing I could go roaming the countryside… Continue reading Fantasy worlds we’d like to live in!
From a young age I remember being told that nothing you want ever comes easy, you’ve got to work, and work hard, and even then, you don’t always get what you want or think you deserve. It’s a philosophy I’ve stuck to all my life, even when we lost our house and had to start… Continue reading Nothing’s Ever Easy!
Cover of House of Sept included with this blog and i just wondered what sort of cover makes people reach out and pick a book off the shelf? Or does the blurb on the back urge readers to flick open that front cover and read the first sentence and then eagerly dash off to the… Continue reading Effect of Covers
Need I say more? Or perhaps I should just dispense with the stereotypical idea that Monday is the only day that gets me, or anyone else, down. For me, personally, it can be pretty much any day of the week, and often weekends, where the house is full of noise. Distraction is a big… Continue reading Monday Morning’s…
It’s all well and good going to creative writing classes and reading all the self-help books, taking on other people’s advice, but there is no way i’ll ever claim to know all there is about writing, getting an agent (hence all the rejection slips) or even publishing, a dream i can’t even begin to believe… Continue reading I’m not a know it all!
After quite a long Twitter conversation with @GunterWriting I’ve come to the conclusion that right now a new novel with a completely new world and characters probably isn’t the best right now as i’m so focused on the novel I’ve been working on for the last ten years that i can’t seem to get into… Continue reading The House of Sept
Hello world! This is my first blog and won’t be very long, just a head’s up really that I’m here and ready to socialize via networking and perhaps eventually provide short stories linked to my novel which I hope to get published before I have to collect my pension:)