Category Archives: Competitions

Happy New Year & Some New Notices!

Hello and as it’s the first post of 2022 (I’m not sure where the time is going, are you?), Happy New Year to you all. Let’s hope it’s a good one. Since I’ve last written, we’ve had the family wedding … Continue reading

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Nearly New Year… And a Giveaway!

 Hello again, it’s me – and it’s not even the New Year yet, so please  consider yourselves ‘honoured’. I hope you’ve all had a good Christmas, whatever that means in  your  world. I have eaten half my body weight in … Continue reading

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Seasons Greetings!

I’ve been busy ‘Christmass-ing’ over the past few weeks, as I’m sure most of you have, too. Finally, my pre-festive get-togethers have finished (or been cancelled because we’re all trying to avoid the dreaded plague) and I’ve got time to … Continue reading

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

Hello! Hasn’t it gone DARK and COLD?! It’ll soon be time for the snowman header to appear. Hope you’re managing to stay cosy and warm, wherever you are. (Mini) Novel Update A few people have asked me if I know … Continue reading

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In Which My Novel’s ‘Uncovered’!

I started this blog post on Sunday and this is how it went: It is a truth universally acknowledged that when a girl is knackered very tired and looking forward to a lie-in on a Sunday morning (*visions of not … Continue reading

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Sending Your Work Out

I am feeling fragile today. It’s completely self-induced, do not pity me. We had friends round last night, I went to bed at 2.30am and I have a hangover. Yuck. It’s such a waste of a lovely Sunday (and what … Continue reading

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Edit. A Four Letter Word?

Since I last wrote I have been working on ‘structural edits’ of the novel. Yes, this is still the first novel! (Not the second, as someone asked me the other day. Oh, if only….!) I know this might seem strange. … Continue reading

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Cringeworthy Fiction Required!

Hello! So much to do (who ALLOWED me to start watching MAFSUK*?!) and so little time, so just a quickie from me tonight. Miranda Dickinson Mentoring Opportunity Firstly, you might like to know that novelist Miranda Dickinson is running a … Continue reading

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Horsing Around

I have been off gallivanting again since I last wrote (for the last time this summer, honest!) Last weekend we were in Newmarket and while we were there, we had a tour of the National Stud. Among all the beautiful, … Continue reading

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Messing About On The River (Dart)

Since I last wrote, a couple of weeks ago, what a lot has happened! So, please excuse the all-over-the-placeness of this post but that’s ‘where my head’s at’, as the young people say. Devon-ly I’ve been on a mini-break to … Continue reading

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