Tag: writing problems

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Recovering (slowly!) as an author with COVID

Hey lovely readers! If reading about more COVID things aren’t good for your mental health right now, please feel free to skip this one!

As many of my readers know, I had COVID at the very beginning of March and I got it bad. Not hospitalisation bad, but bedridden for a week, vomming, chest pain and shallow breathing bad.

So yeah. Not good.

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Happy Mothering Sunday

I’m not a mother, but Mothering Sunday (Mother’s Day here in the UK) is not always about that. It’s about the power of motherhood, of maternal love, of caring for the mothers around us.

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Finishing a book series

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.

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Freedom is coming!

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.

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Ask me anything!

I absolutely love speaking with my readers, and sometimes I know you have questions about my books, my series, how I write, and more – so this is your time to ask me!

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Hugs in the time of COVID

You know, I never thought I would think of a hug as a powerful thing, until this year.

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Do your friends read your books?

Everyone has a hobby. For some people, it’s a sport: swimming, rugby, tennis. For others, it’s something that is more personal: gaming, or learning a language. And then for others, it’s creative: knitting, crafting, music, or writing. I have wanted to be a writer for as long as I can remember. My parents even found some of my earliest school reports from when I … Read More Do your friends read your books?

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Completing a book in lockdown

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

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Writing during the hard times

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

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Dukes, Viscounts, Earls oh my!

It’s difficult to read a historical romance these days without getting utterly overwhelmed by titles. Dukes, Earls, Viscounts, Counts: every single man seems to need a title to be attractive, and that can make things complicated. Take William Lennox, Duke of Mercia, for example (spoilers: he’s a character in a new book that will be published next year!). To his brother, he’s Will. To … Read More Dukes, Viscounts, Earls oh my!

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The perfect ending to a romance

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

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Rain, rain, go away…

I don’t want to confirm any stereotypes of England…but it’s been raining for the last six days.

In June! SIX DAYS!