As you know, I’ve always been an avid reader. Also, I’ve always been pretty opinionated - on all topics but especially what I like and dislike. I’d be happy enough to verbally extol the virtues or dramatise the horrors of a book I’d read, but until I published Between the Lines, I had no idea … Continue reading In praise of the reviewers
It's release day! Excuse me a little bit of my own horn-tooting. Let's face it; if I'm going to make it as a self-published author, I'm going to have to get used to blowing my own horn! It's not a state of affairs that comes naturally to me. Whether it's because I'm a woman, or … Continue reading A bit of horn-tooting
So, long time, no see. I've been neglectful of my blog. But not neglectful of the writing. I've been busy writing my second novel, Witness, a standalone domestic crime thriller. And while I've been beavering away at that, I've actually been appreciating the fact that Between The Lines hasn't been a runaway success (or any … Continue reading Three reasons why it’s a good thing if your first book goes nowhere
Today is the first day of my part-time teaching hours. Which officially means it's the first day of my working as a writer. It's requiring quite a shift in mentality, from writing being something I do in a spare hour between this and that, to being an actual job that I sit down and do … Continue reading And so it begins…
I've been giving some thought recently to the crippling self-doubt that seems to afflict many writers (and although I'm still in the almost- camp, I can definitely relate to that almost paralysing fear that what you've written is maybe, possibly, almost certainly utter rubbish) and wondering how I can benchmark my career as a writer. … Continue reading My writing bucketlist… or how will I know if I’ve made it?