I'm sort of used to this by now... story ideas and weird, unconnected snatches of conversation turning up in my head when I least expect them.Once upon a time, I would have panicked and flailed. I would have tried to second-guess myself or reason myself out of writing.These days, I just roll … [Read more...] about A Writer’s Case of Nerves
Welcome to the blog where I talk about boys and cats, share news and snippets of WiP and snark about the little annoyances without which life would be boring like running out of coffee or accidentally locking the cat into the bathroom... I might also muse about my day job or aim to make you ditch your diet by reminiscing about my favourite recipes, which is part of my day job. Sort of.
If I can work out how to handle image copyrights, I could even regale you with visual inspiration for my characters... now wouldn't that be nice? Screenfuls of Lawrence Nicotra and David Gandy. Yum.
So... welcome and thanks for stopping by!
In a normal year, my holiday preparation includes getting guidebooks and maps, maybe a language tape or two and making a list of things to do, see and miss.But this year is different, and not just because there's a book involved. We're planning to travel in November. And I actually started … [Read more...] about Know Your KitKats – When Holiday Preparation Gets Serious
Signing contracts, completing blurb forms and being introduced to your book's editor is all very exciting.But I have to admit that it didn't start to feel real until I signed off on the final revision of the book cover design. Suddenly, there's something tangible to latch onto. Something that … [Read more...] about Perfect Editing Weather
So, the one and only, Illustrated Kickass Anthology is finally here... and in less than a week it has already managed to raise over $600 to help Eric Avin.It's one thing to have a dream. It's a wholly other thing to make it happen. And it's something totally different to see it actually work.So, … [Read more...] about The Kickass Anthology is Out and Doing its Job!
I'm having to admit that, sometimes, my NaNoWriMo mantra of don't think just write can be counterproductive. It's easy to get trapped in the need to produce a set number of words each day and forget about the rationale behind making the effort in the first place.While having a reason for not … [Read more...] about When NaNoWriMo Bites Back
So, the postman just brought shinies in the form of one large poster print and I'm hunting around for a suitable frame, nails and a hammer, because I can't wait to have this over my desk. Firsts are always exciting - and having had covers designed specifically for something I've written is still a … [Read more...] about Celebrating Grit and Guile: The Kickass Anthology