I cannot believe I am finally typing this, but…my world is starting to open up again! Here in the UK, May 17th is the date when we can finally start to see friends and family inside again. I never thought I would be so excited about sitting down in someone’s house that wasn’t my own!
It’s a strange thing, finishing a book series. It’s an even stranger thing when you are the author writing it!
There’s a reason I always write long series. I love delving into a series, really getting to know the characters, loving some, hating others. I want to immerse myself in their world; I want to taste their food, breathe in their air, feel as though I could reach out and touch them at any point.
I don’t know about you, but I have found the last year very hard, and very strange.
Pandemics are not frequent. It’s hard to think of many people who have experienced two in their lifetime. Now that we have all gone through a pandemic, and that experience will be very different to each of us depending on what we personally had to face.
And now it’s changing. Freedom is coming.
You know, it’s been five years since I had designed my website, and honestly? I thought it was looking a little tired.
I’m not saying what I had before was bad – it wasn’t! But it wasn’t representative of what my books were, and who I was as an author anymore.
I have learned so much over the last few years. I have crowdfunded (thanks to the amazing support of my readers!) an entire series of Regency romance, started a bestselling Regency series with my amazing publishers, Dragonblade Publishing; and I now have a Patreon where my readers can get bonus content, have a say in how books are developed, and even have training on how to write a romance yourself!
I don’t know about you, but the last year has really changed the way I read.
Not that I don’t read the same things; I don’t think it will ever be possible for me to leave historical romance alone!
But more the way I read, both when I read and what medium I end up reading on.
A short and sweet one from me, because I am also celebrating my wedding anniversary this week! Happy Valentine’s Day to all of my incredible readers who make writing my books completely worthwhile. Whether you are in a romantic relationship or not, take some time to read a good book and tell someone you love how much they mean to you!
Okay, let’s be honest. New Year’s resolutions are hard! They are difficult to come up with, difficult to keep, and ever yyear I just feel more and more guilty that I haven’t managed to keep them beyond January! So now we’re halfway through the year, how are you doing? I’ll share mine, and please share yours in the comments!
I’m almost thirty! And to be honest, I couldn’t be happier about it. My twenties have been fun, don’t get me wrong – two degrees, three jobs, and one rather fantastic husband have all been gained during this decade – but there comes a point when you realise being 19 and being 29 are very different places.
SO: it’s Boxing Day, St Stephen’s Day, the day when leftovers are the only food in the house and you’re tired of charades. Does this mean Christmas is over? You’ve spent so long planning for it…is it all gone in 24 hours?
You know, I never thought I would think of a hug as a powerful thing, until this year.
Whenever I was studying for my exams when I was young, I would always need to have chocolate chip cookies. For me, that’s what revision tastes like! I would use them for motivation; all I had to do was get through revising another few pages, and I would have a cookie. As I’ve got older, I really haven’t changed that much! Some days I … Read More What do you eat and drink while writing?
My latest release in my Never the Bride series, Always the Bluestocking, has Mariah Wynn as my heroine – a bluestocking who is desperate for education and furious that society forbids her from university…