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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?
In my last blog, I talked about the weirdness of trying to write in lockdown, and how hard I was finding that. I am always honest with my readers, and so I wanted to share some of the process that went on behind the scenes. You can read it here. So many people reached out and shared that they, too, were finding it a … Read More Completing a book in lockdown
Almost half of the world’s population is in lockdown, and so am I. Writing in lockdown has been something I’ve been really struggling with, and after four weeks of it, I wanted to write a blog about it and be really open and honest about it. If you believed social media, you would think that everyone is loving lockdown! Enjoying baths, playing with their … Read More Writing in lockdown
I have been a little quiet on the blog side of things, and I do apologise for that – it’s been a busy and emotional few weeks. The details I will keep private to protect those I love but suffice to say, I’ve been bereaved about a fortnight ago and it’s been an emotional journey. Writing during such a time becomes challenging for two … Read More Writing during the hard times
I’ve written over 25,000 words this weekend (!) because I was desperate to finish book 3 of a new series which will be coming out next year. The words were just flowing from my fingertips and although I will of course lose some of them in the editing process, I’m glad to get so many of them down. And yet the bit I found … Read More The perfect ending to a romance
Well, I’m just going to come out and say it: I’m behind. Weeks behind! I have a writing schedule that I do my absolute best to keep to, but sometimes, you know what, life gets in the way. It’s just not possible to do everything, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed and think that there’s no way that you can ever catch up, and … Read More Writing deadlines
The age old question that many of us historical romance authors face is this: how much accuracy is needed? It’s a difficult one to answer because there are two main groups of thought, both of which have their own positives and negatives. Group 1: The Purists “Write a historical romance without all the details 100% accurate? Nonsese!” They cry. “The whole point of a … Read More Historical accuracy in romance
One of the biggest challenges of being an author is planning a historical romance series. I know that there will be people who disagree with me, but I think this is true for three reasons: Planning a series, any series, is complicated. You have way more characters to keep track of, you need to ensure that things like time of the year or even … Read More Planning a historical romance series
You know, I’m going to be honest: editing is exhausting. Honestly, it’s just exhausting! I can easily write 15,000 words in a day, but editing for more than three hours I start to get a headache and I have to look away. Editing is challenging, especially if you are editing your own work. You know what you are trying to say, and you just … Read More Editing Away…