Wow, what an industrious day! I got precisely.... nothing... done.Actually, no - it really wasn't as bad as all that. I did go for a 3-mile walk and I did my Japanese lesson. I made lunch and dinner and worked on House Hunt. And I hope someone kicks me up the backside so I get some more of that … [Read more...] about Time for a Happy Dance!
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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We spent our wedding anniversary exploring the stunning gardens of Anglesey Abbey... which was peaceful.Then we went to a Stranglers concert... which was loud. I might be showing my age here, but I couldn't remember when I'd last spent a Saturday night hopping in a mosh pit!The guys were very … [Read more...] about Grist for the Mill
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
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!