Category Archives: novel writing

Happy New Year!

Gosh, look at that date! Over half way through January (and it’s ‘Blue Monday’ apparently!) and this is my first post of the year. Apologies but I am in head-down-saying-no-to-all-invitations writing mode, as I have a deadline of mid-March to … Continue reading

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In Which I am Slightly ‘Behind’ with the Na-No-Wri-Mo-ing

I know I said this last time but it really is a ‘quickie’ from me today because I am *supposed* to be doing NaNoWriMo and I am miles behind. I should be on almost 22,000 words by the end of … Continue reading

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Book Launch & Paperback Giveaway!

UPDATE: The winner of my book + chocolate giveaway, drawn by random name wheel thingy (as pictured!) is Jennifer Green. I’ve been in touch with Jennifer and the goodies are on their way to her. Well done Jennifer! I meant … Continue reading

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No Time Like The Presents!

The time has flown since I last wrote and I’ve been busy, busy! After almost three years, I sadly gave up my two daytime creative writing classes on 17th October (due to no time!). I was showered with cards and … Continue reading

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Ten Things About My New Novel: ‘The Highland Girls at War’

1. It’s set in Scotland (yeah, I know, that’s pretty obvious from the title!) in 1942 – 3 and it’s about the ‘Lumberjills’, the Women’s Timber Corps. The Lumberjills worked in forests all over Britain, by the way but I’ve … Continue reading

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‘Second Novel Syndrome’ & a New Short Story Market

After much wailing and gnashing of teeth, I finally finished the first draft of novel no. 2 on Sunday (I had to beg for a week’s extension – it was supposed to be all done and dusted on 18th March) … Continue reading

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