April was a pretty decent writing month, possibly because I barely left the house. Lockdown has been good for something after all! WriYe was a bit hit and miss, but I won April Camp, so overall I’m happy. My challenge results: At the time of writing Tombs stands at 22,305
Early 2018 we bought a secondhand shed with the intention of setting up a woodworking business. Late 2018 H had a Stoke and all our plans went poof. Since then, the shed has been sat, gathering oddments and spiders. This is how it looked just after installation. It’s a wee
Well, that was a month. The UK getting hit with the Covid-19 virus wasn’t a surprise (unless you were in government, and being clueless) but the impact has been… interesting. We were due to be on holiday by now, but were fairly sure that the country would end up locked
Enemies-to-lovers is my favourite romantic trope. There’s nothing more satisfying than reading about/watching two characters who are polar opposites reluctantly fall for each other. Yet writing this trope can be tricky – you want to make their love seem improbable without making it impossible.
February was an epic month! I’m so delighted and thrilled with what I managed to get done, the highlight being a 5K day on Sunday 23rd. I wrote 19K on The Ammonite Affair, 10K on an untitled fantasy, and 3K on other works for a mammoth 33,103 words – more
Yesterday I attended the Love Writing Manchester Conference hosted by the Anthony Burgess Foundation and Hera Books, celebrating romance fiction and 60 years of the RNA. It was a small gathering, which made it easy to mingle and chat, with guest authors who encouraged audience participation and weren’t afraid to tackle
Why do you love writing? Do you always love writing? I discovered writing back in 1999, when I stumbled into fan fiction, and it was a great escape from an otherwise mundane life. I had three young children, a husband who worked 12 hour shifts, and no car. I was