I am EXHAUSTED! The past month has been a toughie. The family have all been ill with colds, sleep is... what is sleep? And in the midst of this comes the editor's report for my new novel. Fortunately I actually like editing, even when I'm this tired. Here's how it works. I get a report … Continue reading Totally spent
It's January, and after all the Christmas excesses and New Year indulgences, it's time to start afresh, and that usually means - New Year's Resolutions! A lot of people think about writing a novel and perhaps you're going to make this your New Year's resolution. Maybe writing is something you've wanted to do for ages … Continue reading 2021 – time to write that novel?
There's nothing more terrifying than opening your email and seeing the subject line "Edits", especially when one is ten days post-birth and feeling rather emotionally fragile. Yes, the edits for Falling Again are in and I've got work to do. I'm delighted that the tasting panel for Choc Lit (my publishers) love the story, but … Continue reading The edits are in!
I recently finished editing my second novel Falling Again (part of my new series) – with the help of fab editor Amanda Horan at Let’s get booked. A friend of mine also kindly proof-read the novel for me. It was a learning curve! Here are the top five things I discovered from the process: Head … Continue reading Lessons on editing
A few days ago, I finished the third draft of my third novel! I love the story, love the characters, and had a blast writing it. I’m so bloody chuffed with it that I feel giddy. But after the high must come the low. Now the book is written, I have to confront my least … Continue reading My least favourite part of writing