Once upon a time, admitting to hearing voices could get you into all sorts of trouble. If your name was Joan of Arc, it could even get you burned at the stake.My own version of hearing voices, though, was a lot more entertaining. Once I got over the surprise, that was.I know it's the nature of a … [Read more...] about Hearing Voices
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.
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Novels aren't written in a day. And while my memory is rather good, it's not perfect.Combine the two, apply to a novel series and today's job - continuity checks on House Hunt - becomes a necessity.It's fun, too. And so far I've not yet found two minor characters with the same name, which is … [Read more...] about Safe House: Outtake from Job Hunt
Roughly this time last year I submitted Job Hunt. I had a friend breathe down my neck to make sure I hit the button and I was a nervous wreck for the rest of the day. In all honesty, I hadn't really planned to do any work that day. The next nine weeks or so were spent haunting my inbox until me … [Read more...] about Toasting You With Coffee
On Saturday night I got to type THE END under Ghosts, the next Jack and Gareth story. And yes, it feels good. Especially when the Muse shuts up when I close the document down and lets me sleep without suggesting changes or pointing out bits that I really should include. A mute Muse means a story … [Read more...] about The Quest for Fluffy Towels
I love writing cliff hangers. I love it when my characters suddenly spin in a circle and then go off in a direction I'd never even thought of. It doesn't always work. It often results in lots of extra editing and plotting headaches, but it's one of the things I love the most when writing. That … [Read more...] about Just Desserts
The last four chapters of House Hunt, the next Jack & Gareth story, are kicking my butt. That's not a reason for panic. A year ago, the last four chapters of Job Hunt were doing exactly the same.I think that's pretty much par for the course when I'm writing suspense. Finding all the spanners … [Read more...] about Giving in to Random Cravings