It’s always a delight to be asked to speak at a conference. It’s something I love doing and something I’d love to do more of in the future. If you’re not on my mailing list, then you might not be aware that today, the Romance Writers Summit launches. And I’m speaking all about villains, of course! But this romance writing craft conference isn’t just for romance authors. It’s for any and every author looking to improve their craft. [Read more…] about FREE Romance Writing Craft Conference LIVE Today
Last week saw me visit the London Book Fair 2017, the UK’s largest book fair. Over 25,000 people attend to negotiate rights, deals, have agent sessions, attend insightful seminars and network with author services as well as meet fellow authors.
I spent two days there and frankly, I think they have to be the best two days of my entire writing career to date. I learnt so much, mostly unexpected things. But also things about myself, things about the industry, and things I didn’t even know I didn’t know.
But all that’s led me to one stark conclusion and one that’s resulted in me taking quite surprising action. [Read more…] about The London Book Fair, Decisions & The Ultimate Sacrifice #MondayBlogs
Seeing as I offered to organise a get together, I should probably put my money where my mouth is and do some actual organising.
Sorry to those across the pond – I’m still working on the technology involved in that part, so this is for the European lot – unless those across the pond fancy a trip to the UK for a summer vacation that is…
Drum Roll please…… [Read more…] about First (Possibly) Annual Bloggers Bash – It's On.
It has taken me an inexplicably long time to read just one book. I am actually a reasonably fast reader I can sink a few books in a week if I have the time. Alas, baby Black has prevented this from happening, and shamefully, not only is this the first book I’ve finished this year, but worse this particular book has taken me way over six months to read. Tut. But huzzah I have finally finished it.
I have only (from memory) written one other book review, for A Disturbed Girl’s Guide to Curing Boredom, because I loved it so much I felt compelled to write about it on amazon and goodreads and such like. [Read more…] about Book Review: Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
I need help – creative artistic help…
But first a quick update –
I’m now at 27… and something weeks…. how did that happen!? I think that puts me firmly in the third trimester?
I have no idea what has happened in all the blogs I read, so forgive me I will spend the next week catching up on everyones.
BUT I have finished my dissertation! YAY. I still can’t quite get my head around the freedom yet! I still feel like I am meant to be doing something and I am still clock watching like I am under pressure! Except I’m not!!
We had a car accident a couple of weeks ago, were all fine, there were a few hospital trips, the teeniest of ruptures which meant blood passed between me and the baby but it was soooo small no one was worried.
So, now I just waddle more than I was waddling because of the SPD!!
So I am free now, to do whatever I want… So I have created a pile of books to read the height of me! and I have got my novel back out finally after what feels like a life time… and all things creative… I have been making wallets – duct tape wallets – pics below.
and now my problem…
The Creative / Artistic Problem… HELP…
I have been collecting images and such like on Pinterest and google as inspiration for different aspects of my novel. I want to do mood/picture/inspiration boards of some variety… I feel like I need to write notes in/around them, but the other part of me thinks I should have notes and images separately… I cant really decide how to do it or what they should look like… I have 670 images that need cutting out in preparation for this, and they will make several different boards, but I would love some suggestions as to how I should do it…