I learned to knit during the fitness craze of the early 1980s, when colourful leg warmers were all the rage. Since I'm not the most exercise-focussed person on the planet, I soon moved on to knitting jumpers, and actually kept myself dressed that way all through university. Later, knitting became … [Read more...] about Monday Musings: Knitting Socks in a Heat Wave
Time for some Monday Musings. :-) It's Monday, July 30th, and today is the birthday of the (wholly fictional) Gareth Flynn, all-round badass and partner to equally badass Jack Horwood. To celebrate the day, I normally aim to finish and/or submit a book. Any book. I even have a secondary deadline in … [Read more...] about Monday Musings: Not so Fictional Birthday Celebrations
This time last year, I sat in a shady corner of my garden to escape the heat, and wrote about Jack and Gareth enjoying skidoo races and snowball fights in Northern Sweden. This year, when the summer seems even hotter and rain is something we barely recall, I'm sitting here imagining a mid-winter … [Read more...] about Monday Musings: A Touch of Wishful Thinking
I caught my husband's summer cold. But, so what? Yes, I can't sleep or breathe, and my head is having a painful argument with itself, but far more importantly, I've just hit my Camp NaNo target of 30k words and it's only July 16th. And more importantly than that: I've just typed THE END under … [Read more...] about THE END – Typing Those Words Never Gets Old
Best of lists of favourite reads, activities, events, and experiences are very popular during December. But they do require space for reflection and, for me, December is never the month for that. It's invariably busy and during the last couple of years I had book edits landing on my desk beside the … [Read more...] about Monday Musings: Favourite Reads
I only have two or three release days a year. So they're a bit like a visit to the dentist. Nerve-wracking when the release blitz starts, and tinged with a lot of relief when all goes well and readers enjoy the new book. Release days can also be really good fun, and that's due to the book bloggers … [Read more...] about Give us a Wave? It’s the Swings & Roundabouts Release Blitz!