Category Archives: Novels

I Got A Book Deal! (And 3 things that helped…)

FINALLY, finally, I can tell you that I have signed a 2-book deal with HQ Digital (Harper Collins). Squee! Eek! and other words of excitement. I have known about this, of course, for a little while (sorry) but I was … Continue reading

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Yes, Sir! Soccer and Sunrises

Just a quickie from me before the football starts! Yes, it’s England v. Scotland tonight (Euro 2020) and although we are not normally a soccer-watching household (I mean, why don’t they just do away with the first half and make … Continue reading

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(In which I) Carry On Waiting…

I write to you with a sore left arm because yes, I am all ‘vaccine-d up’, to coin a phrase. I had my second dose this morning and oh, bliss, unlike the first time, the person administrating the needle didn’t … Continue reading

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I Am Back! (did I miss summer?)

Two things ‘of note’ have happened: 1. Today, I got my hair cut for the first time since DECEMBER 2020. Aagh. No, I will not post a photo but trust me, it looks better (and my head is a lot … Continue reading

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All Zoomed Out

Does anyone else have a recurring nightmare? (Apart from being stuck in an everlasting Zoom meeting?) Here’s mine: I’m packing to go somewhere (that has to be a dream, at the moment, right?) and I’m late and in a mad … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day

So here we are again, another week over. As someone wise (it was Marian Keyes, actually) said on Twitter today, ‘The weeks whizz by but nothing changes’ (probably a bit wittier than that, but you get the idea). It’s all … Continue reading

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How Long Does It Take to Write a Novel?

Since my last post, 2 things have happened which have taken my mind off the global pandemic, at least for a little while, namely: 1. On Sunday, I went out in my car (essential shopping, not a jolly!), for what … Continue reading

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In Search of an Ending

My mum (who is in our bubble) has been staying with us for a few days and this is what I’ve been doing: watching Tipping Point, Pointless, Only Connect and University Challenge, playing Scrabble and Rummikub, sweating/sweltering (because we have … Continue reading

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How To Plan a Novel

Look at that title! As though I’m an expert or something. Of course, I am not. But this question was raised on Twitter this week and the answers were interesting, so I thought I’d bring it to the blog (the … Continue reading

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Getting My NWS Report

NWS Report Today I got an email to say my report was ready from the RNA’s New Writers’ Scheme. (Has anyone else had theirs? How was it for you?) Eek. My stomach gave a lurch. It honestly felt like getting … Continue reading

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