In here you’ll find archived posts pre-publication (from 2010) about writing, editing, seeking representation and so on. Then a flurry of excited posts, followed by posts about the road to publication and beyond.
There are also various tangential thoughts along the way.
The ten latest posts are here:
Places are smaller than we remember them because we fill them with our lives. If you take that away the walls shrink back to house-shape again.
The first person I see write, “Well, 2017, you’re not much better than 2016 are you?”…
In which fallow writing periods are not wasted.
Who wants to play?
Two Tickets to hear Jilly Cooper speak on 17th November at 7pm with drinks, nibbles and bookish chat with prior to the event.
The day-job calls. The pull of the next novel is strong. My kids want me to take them swimming.
It’s Wednesday night, 27th July 2016. My second novel comes out tomorrow. It’s a book that I have put a huge amount of thought, effort and love into. I have tried to be delicate, tried to create something that will touch people without hurting them. When I had a pre-launch signing last week, and I signed copies for […]
You’ve all seen it: The divisive, the shameful, the trolling, the finger pointing and the hatred… Why are letting ourselves down?
Until you have published a second novel, your first is a lone star, a single point of reference.
*Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar. Whenever I see this abbreviation I want to add ‘Bol.’…