You know, I can’t be the only one who is desperately waiting for the summer. I love the sun, I love the heat, I love the sound of laughter as picnics spread across green grass, I love birdsong… …yeah. You get the general idea. I just love it. So when I start to notice the signs of spring coming, I just can’t help but … Read More It’s Almost Spring!
One of the questions that I’m frequently asked as an author is: “Where do you get all of your inspiration from?” And you know what? Sometimes that is a really difficult question to answer. Don’t get me wrong, I am one of those people who drives their spouse insane by waking up in the middle of the night with a fantastic idea and having to get … Read More My ‘keep writing’ secret
My loyal readers will groan when they hear that once again, I’m sick! I’m known for being very susceptible to colds and this is my third, and worst, of the winter season so far. Along with the bunged up nose, slight earache, and dry throat, I’ve also just come out of a 3 day migraine. Not ideal when you’re trying to write your next … Read More Writing a bestseller when sick
Believe it or not, I get asked this question a lot – and I kind of understand it. After all, most of our images of an author is someone like Jane Austen, scribbling away on a tiny desk, or Oscar Wilde, resplendent in his elegant clothes while mocking the very class that he comes from. Nowadays, not so much. Let me take you on … Read More What is it that authors even do?
Hey guys! As many of you know, I am currently working on my next big novel, hurrah! It’s been great to see the success of my previous series of books, but I want to keep things fresh, and keep challenging myself. So I’ve been working on the first novel of a series of four. It is twice as long as any other book that I … Read More Inconvenient Truths
So, once again, I’ve changed my mind. (Don’t forget to buy my books on amazon.co.uk and amazon.com!) This will not come as any sort of surprise to those who know me. I am the one, after all, that really can’t decide what she wants for supper and so has a bit of everything; who struggles to make even the simplest decision about which film to watch; and … Read More Changed My Mind . . . Again!
Hello team! After the success of my royalties series, I took a little break to get going on some of my work. I had a great time doing it, but I don’t want to completely ignore you guys, so I thought I would write a little bit about some of my reading experiences in the meantime. Please be aware that there are MASSIVE spoilers … Read More Should an Author Disappoint their Readers?
Now, I hope that this blog post makes sense. I generally don’t plan these things – I just log in, and start writing whatever is on top of my mind at that moment. And right now, I’m thinking about the 6000 words that I wrote of my next novel the other day. Six thousand words is certainly a lot. It amazed me, actually, when … Read More A Good Writing Day
Now, I’m aware that this is probably quite an interesting subject for many of you out there, and I really welcome your comments and thoughts! Paying for guest blogs is something that has been on my mind a lot recently, and so I thought I would share them with you. I have had many different – although all talented – authors guest blogging here … Read More Should we Pay for Guest Posts?
When I was a teenager, I went shopping on my own one day because I wanted to buy a new dress. I had been invited to a 16th birthday party, and my crush was going to be there. I had to get a new dress. (The chances of him having ANY idea who I was, or what clothes I already own was minimal, but … Read More Getting Stuck Halfway
I’ve been working on a novella for the last couple of weeks. And when I mean working, I mean thinking really, really hard. In fact, for the first three weeks – apart from a thousand word synopsis – I didn’t write anything at all. I’m not sure whether I was putting it off, or just had too many other things going on. Family, work, … Read More Writing Too Fast